Laramie, Wy – Great Lakes Airlines plans to begin using smaller airplanes on flights to and from Riverton during the winter months.
The manager of the Riverton Regional Airport says starting next month, the airline will replace the 30-seat airplanes currently in use with 19-seaters. The larger planes will return in January.
The manager Bill Urbigkit says the airline told him revenue from the Riverton market in the winter months is only about half what it is in the summer.
Urbigkit says local officials lobbied the airline for years to get the bigger planes. Now, they'll work to remind Great Lakes that they appreciate the larger planes, and would like to have them back in service.