Alaska’s largest regional airline now flies to the Pribilof Islands.
Ravn Alaska’s Dash-8 aircraft has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for over-water flight -- a certification the carrier has pursued since late 2018.
The 29-seat planes will provide thrice weekly service between St. Paul and Anchorage, with a refueling stop in Bethel.
Ravn officials say the Dash 8’s configuration will allow for “additional capacity for freight, mail, and baggage” compared to the Saab 340 it’s replacing.
Passengers will also receive Ravn’s signature fresh baked cookies as a snack.
Ravn Air Group purchased PenAir in December — and is still integrating with the longtime carrier for the Aleutian-Pribilof region.