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Scheduled air service to Cold Bay is being cancelled through Dec. 1. That's expected to also disrupt service to Unalaska, where the only commercial flight option requires a connection in the Alaska Peninsula village.

This is the first closure of this kind during the pandemic at any State of Alaska airport, according to Sam Dapcevich, a public information officer with the Alaska Department of Transportation.

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Ravn Alaska will return to six Alaska communities on Friday, with regularly scheduled public chartered flights offered by Ravn Travel. 

Tickets are now available for scheduled flights between Anchorage and Unalaska, Sand Point, Homer, Kenai and Valdez, according to Ravn CEO Rob McKinney. 

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The Alaska Marine Highway System will now require that all passengers (over the age of two) provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding its ferries. 

The new protocol was announced after an AMHS employee aboard the M/V Tustumena's first sailing of the season tested positive for the virus in Unalaska on June 6.

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While Unalaska was granted $1,120,265 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — or CARES Act — for its airport last week, many questions remain about what the funding can be used for. 

The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offset impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Unalaska has been granted $1,120,265 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — or CARES Act — for its airport.

 

The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which released $124.17 million for Alaskan airports to offset impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic last week. 

 

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