Lakeshore Express Aviation is opening up a service route from Oakland County International Airport in Waterford starting in June.
The Chicago-based airline will offer direct flights between Chicago’s Midway Airport and Oakland County Airport. The first set of flights will consist of four roundtrips per week. The 2-year-old airline is looking forward to expanding those services quickly after opening this summer.
“We want to offer regularly scheduled flights every day of the week,” says Greg Stallkamp, CEO of Lakeshore Express Aviation.
Lakeshore Express Aviation will offer upscale flights on its newly refurbished aircraft. The flights will offer first-class legroom for all passengers, free snacks and cocktails, as well as a bags-fly-free policy, in accordance with weight restrictions.
The airline will also enable passengers to travel from private terminals on the grounds of major airports, avoiding the chaos, confusion, and congestion related to commercial air travel. The private terminals are intended to enable check-in and security screening in less than one minute while also providing free parking steps from the terminal door.
When asked why Oakland County Airport, Stallkamp answered, “location. Absolutely No. 1. It’s a lot easier than Metro.”
Lakeshore Express currently employs 12 people and has a team of four setting up the new operation in the Oakland County Airport. He expects that number to grow to as many as 10 when flights begin this summer.
Source: Greg Stallkamp, CEO of Lakeshore Express Aviation
Writer: Jon Zemke
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