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Since RavnAir Group's PenAir plane crash in October, Unalaskans haven't been able to use Alaska Airlines miles to book flights to or from Anchorage.

Now, City Manager Erin Reinders has hope the airlines are nearing a deal that'll let travelers use their stockpiled miles rather than shell out cash or forgo trips.

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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.

Aaron Merculief

 Updated 4:15 p.m. 1/07/20

Ash eruption at Shishaldin Volcano continues and has intensified as shown in satellite and lightning data. The Aviation Color Code has increased to "red" and Alert Level has increased to "warning."

Hans Schwaiger, a geophysicist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory, said the volcano - 58 miles southwest of Cold Bay – began erupting again this morning, and had sent an ash cloud 27,000 feet that is drifting to the east-northeast, as of 1 p.m.

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RavnAir Group continues to be impacted by the cyber attack it experienced earlier this month, and the impact now appears to be more extensive than initially reported, according to a press release from the airline.

RavnAir Group

RavnAir Group announced today it experienced a "malicious cyber attack" on the company's IT network on Friday, impacting travel to and from Unalaska. 

The attack specifically targeted the Dash 8 aircraft. 

According to a press release from Ravn, the airline has cancelled Saturday morning flights and additional cancellations and delays are possible.