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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Air Service Between Moab, Page AZ and Las Vegas

Scheduled flights are now being offered between Moab UT and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, and also between Moab and Page AZ.

That makes Moab much more accessible to visitors coming from Las Vegas. From Vegas it is now very easy to enjoy Moab destinations and activities including:
Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Colorado River whitewater rafting
Mountain biking
Jeep/off-road safaris

Page AZ also offers a multitude of destinations and activities including:
Grand Canyon National Park
Colorado River whitewater rafting
Zion/Bryce national parks
Lake Powell
Antelope Canyon photo safaris

Below is a press release announcing the new flights:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Kassi Mohlenkamp, Regional Sales Manager (307) 432-7022

Great Lakes Airlines to Launch New Service to Page, AZ and Las Vegas, NV

CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 28, 2011 – Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX.OB – news) today announced additional service from Moab’s Canyonlands Field Airport to Page Municipal Airport with further connections to Las Vegas McCarran International.

"This connection to Page and Las Vegas is a great addition to our existing service. Itwill provide options for visitors and residents alike to access not only the Moab area but Las Vegas, Denver, and northern Arizona." said Mayor Dave Sakrison.

"For many years the businesses in the Moab area have been hoping to develop an established flight to Las Vegas. This change in Great Lakes’ flight schedule will have a significant impact. The community is eager to develop a greater tourism base and this is the change we need to make that happen. We are happy to see the changes and are anxious to begin working with the airline to establish higher enplanement numbers at Canyonlands Field." said Marian DeLay, Executive Director of the Moab Area Travel Council.

"This additional service is just what our tourism businesses have been pushing for inorder to make Moab accessible to the many inexpensive flight options in and out of Las Vegas. These flights will give us a real competitive edge as a tourist destination," said Bob Greenberg, Grand County Airport Board member and former County Councilman.

"The new flight schedule and connections are just what the airport needs to boost enplanements. I am also excited for the local businesses to be able to tap into anew market and broaden the tourist base. It is my hope and desire to grow this routeso that it becomes economically sustainable. At a time when every enplanement is critical, this could not have come at a better time," said Kelly Braun, Canyonlands Field Airport Manager.

Following is the Moab flight schedule effective May 15, 2011:

Moab to Page
Flight 5037 Departs 1:18p Arrives 1:08p Operates Daily
Flight 5035 Departs 8:58p Arrives 8:48p Operates Sunday-Friday
Page to Moab:
Flight 5036 Departs 6:00a Arrives 7:49a Operates Sunday-Fridaylight 5187 Departs 10:45a Arrives 12:34p Operates Daily

Moab to Las Vegas
Flight 5037 Departs 1:18p Arrives 2:23p Operates Daily

Las Vegas to Moab:
Flight 5187 Departs 9:30a Arrives 12:34p Operates Daily

Moab to Denver
Flight 5036 Departs 8:00a Arrives 9:17a Operates Sunday-Friday
Flight 5187 Departs 12:50p Arrives 2:07p Operates Daily

Denver to Moab:
Flight 5037 Departs 11:45a Arrives 1:08p Operates Daily
Flight 5035 Departs 7:25p Arrives 8:48p Operates Sunday-Friday

To purchase tickets on Great Lakes Airlines, visitwww.flygreatlakes.com, call the Great Lakes’reservation center at 800-554-5111or visit your travel agent.

Great Lakes is providing scheduled passenger service at 56 airports in fourteen states with a fleet of Embraer EMB-120 Brasilias and Raytheon/Beech 1900D regional airliners. A current routemap may be viewed at
http://www.flygreatlakes.com/route_map/route_map.htm

All scheduled flights are operated under the Great Lakes Airlines marketing identity in conjunction with code-share agreements with United Airlines and Frontier Airlines at their Denver, Phoenix,and Billings hubs.

Code-share agreement with only United at their Ontario hub; and only Frontier at their Albuquerque, Las Vegas and Milwaukee hubs.

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