Lakes Express
Founded May 3, 1984
Hubs Toronto International
Detroit International
Frequent flyer program Lakes Air Plus
Alliance Skycon (affiliate)
Fleet size 33
Destinations 18
Parent company Lakes Air
Headquarters Detroit International Airport, United Great Lakes

Lakes Express is a Great Laker airline with its headquarters on the grounds of Detroit International Airport. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lakes Air and maintains hubs at Toronto International Airport and Detroit International Airport, from where it operates domestic flights.

In 2016, the airline carried 43.3 million passengers. Lakes Express operates a mixed fleet of Bombardier and Embraer jets.


This is a list of airports served by the airline. This list does not include cities which are served solely by its parent Lakes Air.

City Airport Notes
AppeltonAppleton International Airport
DetroitDetroit International Airport
Eau ClaireChippewa Valley Regional Airport
FlintBishop International Airport
Grand RapidsGerald R. Ford International Airport
HamiltonChippewa Valley Regional Airport
KalamazooKalamazoo International Airport
KingstonKingston/Norman Rogers Airport
La CrosseLa Crosse Regional Airport
LansingCapital Region International Airport
LondonLondon International Airport
MadisonDane County Regional Airport
MarquetteSawyer International Airport
MilwaukeeGeneral Mitchell International Airport
MosineeCentral Wisconsin Airport
SaginawMBS International Airport
SudburySudbury Airport
Thunder BayThunder Bay International Airport
TorontoToronto International Airport
Traverse CityCherry Capital Airport


Current fleet

As of January 2018, the Lakes Express fleet consists of the following aircraft:

Lakes Express fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Y+ Y Total
Bombardier CRJ900 16 90 90
Embraer 170 7 10 64 74
Embraer 190 10 20 80 100 LX-OSD in Skycon livery
Total 33 0

Historical fleet

Lakes Express historic fleet
Aircraft Introduced Retired
Fokker 50 1990 2009
Fokker 100 1989 2011
Saab 340 1984 1997