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Companies team up to help ease Unalaska travel woes

CHARTERS AVAILABLE FROM SECURITY AVIATION, RAVN

Alaska Travel Source and Security Aviation have teamed up to provide three flights per week to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor on a temporary basis. Ravn Alaska is also providing charter flights.

While expensive, this should serve to ease some of the challenges the seafood processors are having getting its workforce in and out of the bustling fishing community.

Seats on Security Aviation can be reserved through Alaska Travel Source at (907) 522-1299, or online. Alaska Travel Source operates weekdays between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The flights are subject to meeting a minimum capacity requirement for the Cessna Conquest II, which has a maximum passenger capacity of nine, as well as weather conditions. Passengers are limited to one, 40-pound bag, and one, smaller carry on item such as a purse of briefcase. The price is $1,200 one way. Unalaska’s airport is 792 miles from Ted Stevens International in Anchorage, which means the price calculates out to about $1.50 per mile.

Security Aviation will continue to offer full, on-demand charter service to its corporate clients, which is its main line of business.

“We are doing our part to help the community of Dutch Harbor during this challenging time, and look forward to serving travelers until a longer term solution is identified,” said Joe Kapper, president of Security Aviation.

More information about Security Aviation can be found at www.securityaviation.biz or on Facebook.

RavnAir Alaska will be starting new Dash 8 scheduled service to Unalaska’s Tom Madsen (Dutch Harbor) Airport sometime during the week of Nov. 4.

Meanwhile, RavnAir Alaska Dash 8 aircraft is available for charter operations. Requests for charter service should be made through FlyRavn.com/charter

Additional details will be released (to the public) as soon as they are available, and tickets will then be available through FlyRavn.com.

Commercial flights were suspended after a PenAir plane overshot the runway in Unalaska, killing one passenger on Oct. 17. PenAir is part of the Ravn Aviation Group.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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