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Stories from the KUCB Newsroom from the Aleutian Region, the Pribilof Islands, the Alaska Peninsula, and beyond.

RavnAir Group

Ravn Alaska is offering a points program that customers can use to redeem for the value towards the cost of airline tickets, snacks or baggage fees.

 

Ravn CEO Rob McKinney said the program is a way to appreciate the flying public.

 

"I would like to just re-express my gratitude to everyone that has given us their faith and trust and come back — and as good loyal customers," McKinney said. "We're really, really grateful and thankful for everyone that flies [with] us every single day." 

Courtesy of Ann Gihl, CALS Executive Director

In resource-constrained environments like rural Alaska, time and education can mean the difference between life and death. 

In mid-October of 2019 a PenAir SAAB 2000 airplane crashed and nearly fell into the ocean at Unalaska's Tom Madsen Airport. 

What We Know About Alaska's Recent Series Of Fatal Flight Collisions

Jun 16, 2021
Lisa Larson-Walker/ProPublica

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Even though much of Alaska has uncongested airspace, in recent years it has seen a series of midair collisions involving commercial operators.

How We Tallied Alaska Aviation Deaths

Jun 16, 2021

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Ash Adams, special to ProPublica

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