AIRPORT

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Officials with Alaska Airlines say they will soon start serving Cold Bay.

The airline is in the process of sending equipment to the rural airport, and expects regular service to begin in the "next few weeks," according to spokesman Tim Thompson.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Updated 4/02/20 at 1:00 p.m.

According to city officials, RavnAir Group called shortly after 12 p.m. on Thursday and said it will be cutting service to Unalaska.

"The city was notified midday today that Ravn is discontinuing flights between Unalaska/Dutch Harbor and Anchorage," said a press release from the City of Unalaska. "The effective date is uncertain, but it may be as early as tomorrow, April 3, 2020." 

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Updated Saturday March 14. 

After months of uncertainty, Alaska Airlines and RavnAir Group have reached a mileage sharing agreement. 

According to Alaska Airlines spokesperson Tim Thompson,  flights between Dutch Harbor and Anchorage will allow bookings through Alaska Airlines mileage plans. 

"Guests will have the options to select either RavnAir's FlyAway Awards or Alaska Airlines miles when booking flights between Unalaska and Anchorage," said Thompson in a statement. 

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The City Council's top priority is the "stabilization" of Unalaska's commercial flights.

On Tuesday, councilors voted unanimously to update their state legislative initiatives ahead of a lobbying trip to Juneau next month.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The PenAir flight that crashed at Unalaska's airport last month, killing one passenger, landed amid unfavorable, shifting winds, according to an initial federal report released Friday.

It was also captained by a pilot with relatively little experience at the controls of the Saab 2000 plane he was flying, the report said.

Pages