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RavnAir Group says it's received nearly 30 bids to buy the airline, or pieces of it, out of bankruptcy, its attorney said at a Thursday court hearing.

Five bidders are interested in buying the company intact, as a "going concern," Ravn attorney Tobias Keller said at the hearing in Delaware federal bankruptcy court. There were also nearly a dozen offers to buy "substantial assets" from Ravn — not the whole business, but more than $1 million, Keller said.

Other bids were for a single plane or a particular lease, he added.

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Alaska's largest rural airline is scrambling to find a buyer that can keep the company intact as it emerges from bankruptcy, rather than seeing its planes sold off piecemeal through a liquidation process.

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Alaska Airlines and Grant Aviation will begin regular flights between Unalaska and Anchorage on May 16.

Grant Aviation announced on Tuesday that it will be offering passenger service between Unalaska and Cold Bay. From there, Alaska Airlines will connect to Anchorage.

Flights from Unalaska will be scheduled twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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RavnAir customers received a surprising email in their inbox late last week. Titled "Help Save RavnAir Alaska," the email was a plea from CEO David Pflieger to tweet at President Donald Trump to reconsider Ravn for federal funding. 

The struggling airline filed for bankruptcy in early April, and was denied loans through the federal CARES Act last week. 

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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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