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Ravn Alaska once again serving Fairbanks with daily flights to Anchorage

Published: Dec. 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Ravn Alaska is once again operating flights between Fairbanks and Anchorage. The company halted all service in the state after filing for bankruptcy earlier this year. After selling off many of their assets and returning under new ownership, the airline has begun serving larger cities in Alaska.

At the end of November they resumed daily flights from Anchorage to Fairbanks. A flight from Anchorage arrives in Fairbanks at 3:40 p.m. and departs back for Anchorage at 4:10 p.m.

Before going bankrupt, the company had been flying to many small villages in Interior Alaska. For the foreseeable future that service has ended, but Richard Cole, the director of marketing and sales at Ravn Alaska says they will expand service when they can.

“We are continuing to look at which of the smaller markets we can return to, but we are still dealing with the economy that has been put in place by COVID,” Cole said.

After going bankrupt, many villages worried that they would no longer be able to get the supplies and transport in and out of the villages. Other Alaskan carriers had stepped in to fill vacancies left by Ravn’s departure from the market.

The company sold its Part 135 operator certificate that allowed it to operate smaller aircraft to the villages. Currently the company is only operating De Havilland Dash 8 commuter aircraft.

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