Great Lakes Airlines and Greyhound Announce FlightLink

21st Oct 2003

PRNewswire-FirstCall CHEYENNE, Wyo. Oct. 20 :

Great Lakes Airlines and Dallas-based Greyhound Lines, Inc. today
announced the introduction of FlightLink(R) transportation service between
Denver International Airport and Cheyenne Airport in Cheyenne, Wyo., Fort
Collins/Loveland Airport in Fort Collins, Colo., and Laramie Regional
Airport in Laramie, Wyo. FlightLink, a ground service operated by
Greyhound, will transport customers between airport terminal ramps and
Great Lakes gates located at the Denver International Airport “A”
concourse. It is scheduled to begin Nov. 12, 2003 in Cheyenne and Nov. 17
in Fort Collins/Loveland and Laramie.

The service uses customized buses with amenities such as tray tables,
window shades, reading lights and on select seats, power plugs for laptops
and cell phones. Reservations can be made at
or by calling 800-554-5111.
Customer benefits include increased availability of discount fares,
increased service frequencies at Cheyenne and Laramie, shorter ticket
counter and security checkpoint lines than at major hub airports, and a
secure, safe and comfortable travel experience. Once customers and their
luggage check in for their trip and clear security screening, they are in
the secure network and can transfer to flights at Denver International
Airport without re-entering security. The buses pick up and drop off
passengers at the same airport gates used by Great Lakes` flights. Great
Lakes and Greyhound worked closely with the Transportation Security
Administration to ensure the buses and passengers remain in a secure
environment throughout the trip.
This new service will complement existing air service in both Laramie and
Cheyenne, and will bring new travel choices for customers at the Fort
Collins/Loveland airport. Customers will be able to mix air and ground
products when booking round-trip services. Increased availability of new
discount fares will be found on both air service and FlightLink service
from Cheyenne and Laramie, and on FlightLink service from Fort Collins.

“This innovation is the result of collaboration between airline, airport,
ground service professionals, and government agencies,” said Douglas G.
Voss, chairman, Great Lakes Airlines. “This service increases access to
the nation`s air transportation network for people in small communities.
By combining the benefits of using existing airport facilities and
resources to gain access to the nation`s secured air transportation
network with cost-effective seat capacity, we will bring lower cost
regionalized transportation to consumers.”

“This unique mixed-mode partnership offering bus-to-air service is an
example of how innovative intermodal transportation solutions can meet the
needs of communities underserved by public transportation,” said Stephen
E. Gorman, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “This service also is
an excellent example of how Greyhound can adapt to the transportation
needs of a community and work flexibly with other modes of transportation
like air and rail.”
As of Oct. 20, 2003, Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (BULLETIN BOARD: GLUX) ,
d/b/a Great Lakes Airlines, is providing scheduled passenger service at 41
airports in eleven states with a fleet of 30 passenger Embraer EMB-120
Brasilias and 19 passenger Raytheon/Beech 1900D regional airliners. A
total of 182 weekday flights are scheduled at three hubs, with 172 flights
at Denver, six flights at Phoenix and four flights at Minneapolis/St.
Paul. All scheduled airline flights are operated under the Great Lakes
Airlines brand. Code-share agreements with United Airlines and Frontier
Airlines at the Denver hub provide for convenient connections and fares at
certain selected markets within the Great Lakes route structure. For fare
and schedule information call 1-800-554-5111 or visit the Web site at , or contact your local travel agent.


Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus
transportation, serving more than 3,600 destinations with 19,000 daily
departures across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound
PackageXpress (GPX) in the United States and Greyhound Courier Service in
Canada, as well as Greyhound Travel Services including: vacation packages,
charters, sightseeing and shore services. In the U.S., for fare and
schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the
Web site at . In Canada, for fare and schedule
information call 1-800-661-8747 or visit the Web site at .



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