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Great Lakes takes off with first non-stop flight

Great Lakes Airlines attendant, Denver-based Jewell Stratton, welcomes passengers ready to board the inaugural Dec. 18 non-stop flight of the 30-passenger Brasilia turbo-prop from Prescott to Los Angeles International Airport.

Courtesy photo/Ray Newton

Great Lakes Airlines attendant, Denver-based Jewell Stratton, welcomes passengers ready to board the inaugural Dec. 18 non-stop flight of the 30-passenger Brasilia turbo-prop from Prescott to Los Angeles International Airport.

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Passengers from Prescott were among the first to board the flight Sunday.

Great Lakes Airlines took off Sunday, Dec. 18, with its inaugural non-stop flight of the 30-passenger Brasilia turbo-prop from Prescott to Los Angeles International Airport.

As previously reported, the airline will be offering more commercial flights and larger aircraft from the Prescott Municipal Airport.

According to the City of Prescott, Great Lakes has renewed its service to Denver and introduced a considerably larger aircraft, the Brasilia.

The Brasilia is a twin-turboprop commuter airliner with a flight attendant and restroom facilities.

The aircraft will make two roundtrip flights each day to Los Angeles (LAX), and two roundtrip flights each week to Denver (DIA). The Denver flights stop briefly in Farmington, New Mexico.

Tickets are available on Great Lakes’ website, flygreatlakes.com, or by calling 1-800-554-5111.

Great Lakes provides Prescott’s commercial air service through the federal Essential Air Service (EAS) subsidy program.