Theyre not exactly brand new, but yes Great Plains is a new airlines www.greatplainsairlines.com
i think they fly to BNA, OKC, TUL, COS, and ABQ. Ive heard good things from pax who have flown them.
I just visited their website and apparently they serve krispy kreme donuts and fresh fruit on the morning flights, and Subway sandwiches on the afternoon and evening flights! Thats reason enough for me to fly them!! No more nasty chicken or beef with strange sauce to mask the month old flavor.
I wonder why more airlines don't serve this type of stuff. Seems to me they could save money (because of advertising) and get better food.
I heard they were having problems getting financing for new airplanes (ERJ). Guess they haven't passed the sniff test. It will probebly be even harder for them to get financing now after the way the economy is.
I interviewed with them a few months ago in Tulsa. SWA-style interview at a hotel. They offered a job at $20 an hour. Their letter also stated, "If you are on active furlough status with another carrier, you must submit proof of resignation, from that carrier, to Great Plains Airlines." That was a "no-sale" for many of the furloughed pilots who interviewed with them. CEO said no training contract, but they expect a minimum of two years payback for their investment.
Local reviews from pax are good. You can't beat the convenience if you happen to be flying between Oklahoma and BNA, COS, or ABQ.