SkyWest to take over Laramie air service

Sep 18, 2012

In November, Laramie will  have a new air carrier.   The Laramie airport has decided to end its affiliation with Great Lakes aviation and will instead offer SkyWest as its carrier. 

Airport Manager Jack Skinner says the change was made due to an abundance of complaints about the service Great Lakes provided.  Skinner says it means that residents will no longer be able to book Frontier tickets to and from Laramie, but he hopes that the larger plan and better service will make up for that.

Airline passengers in northeast Wyoming will have more flight options between Denver and Gillette-Campbell County Airport.

SkyWest Airlines says it will add one evening flight from Gillette to Denver and an afternoon flight back, starting March 12.

The announcement is good news for the airport, which took a blow when Great Lakes Airlines dropped half of its flights between Gillette in Denver earlier this fall. Even with the extra daily SkyWest flights, the airport will still have 180 seats fewer weekly than it had before the Great Lakes cuts.