Today: Jul 09 , 2020

Flight Service In and Out of Prescott Improves Immensely

03 May 2017  

Larger, Faster Aircraft with Bathrooms and Improved Reliability

Daily flights to Los Angeles, with weekly flights to Denver have improved greatly as Great Lakes Aviation has upgraded their aircraft to the EMB-120, a larger, faster aircraft with 30 seats, bathroom and a flight attendant for in-flight service.

Prescott is now a “focus city” for Great Lakes Aviation, greatly improving reliability.



Monday - Friday, Two Flights per Day to Los Angeles (LAX) 7:10am & 2:10pm
Saturday, One Flight to Los Angeles (LAX) 7:10am
Sunday, One Flight to Los Angeles (LAX) 9:40am

PRESCOTT - DENVER (DEN) (Via Farmington, NM)

Mondays, One Flight Per Day to Denver (DEN) 1:05pm
Thursdays, One Flight Per Day to Denver (DEN) 1:05pm


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"We've recently returned from a wonderful African safari with Prescott College Professor, Walt Anderson. We could have flown out of Phoenix but it would have cost over $500 per person more than flying from Los Angeles. Instead we flew to LAX (Los Angeles International) via Great Lakes Airlines out of Prescott Airport, and from there to Amsterdam and Tanzania via KLM.

I have to admit we were nervous. After booking our Great Lakes flight well in advance we went out to the airport and met Kathy DeFreitas, the Great Lakes Station Manager for Prescott. We told her of our concerns. She suggested we call at a certain time the day before our departure. The agent on duty would be able to confirm plane and crew status for us at that time.

We arrived a little more than an hour before our 8:10am departure, checked in and then had a nice breakfast at the airport cafe while we waited for the TSA check and boarding. We were a few minutes late on departing, but no big deal for us since our flight to Africa didn't depart until 1:45pm and they made up most of the time in the air.

At the end of our amazing African safari our Great Lakes return flight to Prescott from LAX boarded right on time and in fact took off five minutes early because all passengers were on board. And with a tail wind we arrived back in Prescott half an hour early.

Others in our safari group, also traveling from Prescott and on the same KLM flight, opted to take the shuttle to Phoenix and fly from there to LAX. As it turned out, their flight from Phoenix to LAX was canceled due to mechanical issues and they had to make a last minute change to make a connection to Africa via Atlanta.

So, if you want to save money and spend less time in ground transportation, consider flying out of Prescott and LAX instead of Phoenix. The people at Great Lakes are doing their best to provide reliable and safe transportation. But make it easy on yourself. Don't make a tight connection out of LAX. Give yourself three hours or more. The more of us that fly out of Prescott can only improve our service in the future.” -Steve Van Slyke, Prescott, Arizona.