by City of Prescott Communications and Public Affairs
The City of Prescott was notified on March 26 that Great Lakes Airlines suspended its air service at the Prescott Airport. The change was effective immediately.
City Manager Michael Lamar said that the city is committed to continuing and improving commercial air service at the Prescott Airport.
“We are obviously disappointed by this news,” Lamar said. “However, this opens up an opportunity for Prescott to improve air service with another provider.”
The airport administration has already been in discussions with prospective air carriers in anticipation of the re-bid for the Essential Air Service (EAS) service agreement. The current EAS agreement with Great Lakes was set to expire in the spring of 2019.
“This news means that the timeframe for the EAS re-bid will likely be accelerated,” said Airport Director Robin Sobotta.
The airline has instructed passengers to contact their original booking source for a refund. If the original source was Great Lakes Airlines, call 1-800-554-5111 or visit their website at greatlakesav.com.