CHICAGO — Lakeshore Express Aviation has announced they will start flight service between Oakland County International Airport (PTK) and Chicago Midway (MDW) on June 7.

Lakeshore Express operates out of private terminals at both airports, eliminating the time and hassle associated with flying out of Detroit Metro Airport. Flights on Lakeshore Express’ Saab 340b will run Thursday through Sunday between destinations.

“Travel between Chicago and metro Detroit has always been a trade off; spending 6 hours in a car or driving to Detroit Metro airport, arriving at least an hour early, the time and hassle of security screening, that can take at least 5 hours as well,” said Greg Stallkamp, CEO, Lakeshore Express. “Our service from Oakland County Airport makes flying to Chicago a truly great experience. Flying out of Oakland County Airport lets customers avoid the chaos, confusion, and congestion associated with commercial airfare. Our check-in times are measured in seconds and due to low volumes on our flights, security screening is equally as quick. Flying on Lakeshore Express is like having your own personal jet.”

Founded in 2009 by Stallkamp, Lakeshore Express offers first-class legroom for all passengers, free snacks and cocktails, in addition to a Bags-Fly-Free policy, in accordance with weight restrictions. They will continue to operate their Chicago Midway to Pellston, MI route, serving Northern Michigan and Chicago residents.

Lakeshore Express Aviation is a different kind of airline. Our philosophy is epitomized by our tagline, “Return to Luxury, Return to Convenience.” Lakeshore Express will start service between Oakland County, MI and Chicago Midway on June 7, 2013. Lakeshore Express (in conjunction with Pentastar) is the exclusive operator offering direct, scheduled service between Chicago and Pellston. To find out more, please visit


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