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Great Lakes Express Nears Milestone


Great Lakes Express (GLE), the Internet’s original regional VA and one of the longest running virtual airlines in getting closer to it’s milestone 1,000,000th passenger, expecting to reach this number in the next two days.

What makes this all the more impressive are two factors 1) the capacity of GLE’s regular fleet is small; the Beechcraft 1900D, Bombardier CRJ200, Bombardier CRJ700, DeHavilland Dash 8 Q400, Embraer 145, and Embraer 170 all seat less than 70 passengers, and 2) while GLE has been operating since January 1997, this magic number is only since they started using VAFS for tracking flight information in 2009.

GLE was founded by James Kohan in January 1997, offering flights in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Hubs include Cleveland OH, Rochester NY, Chicago IL (Midway), and Minneapolis MN.

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Great Lakes Express Expands Service

Great Lakes Express has expanded service from their current hubs in Cleveland and Milwaukee to now include Ronald Reagan National Airport (KDCA) and Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS). The two new hubs focus on connecting the surrounding communities utilizing smaller regional aircraft from the Beech 1900D to the Embraer E170. Great Lakes Express will now focus on the Midwest and the northern East Coast by emphasizing on real world airline operations and procedures.

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Great Lakes Express Expands

Great Lakes Express today announced they have opened the long awaited charter division. The Cleveland based airline stated that the new charter service will focus on twin engine 4-10 seat turboprops such as the Beech Duke, Cessna 441 and the Piper Seneca (among others). The new charter division has hubs in Bellingham Washington, Atlantic City New Jersey and Nassau (Bahamas). This new service is a perfect opportunity for pilots to fly their RealAir, Carenado, Cessna 441 and other aircraft for a purpose. GLE Charters supplies the schedule and passengers and pilots supply the aircraft.
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