With Ravn ending a couple of its Kenai routes at the end of October, and Grant Aviation picking up some the slack, Kenai Aviation sees opportunity in its home turf, but it will mean ending service to Homer.
Kenai Aviation will focus its energy on the Kenai aviation needs at the end of December. Aleutian Airways will pick up the Homer routes that Kenai Aviation serviced, in a cooperative agreement between the two airlines, the announcement said.
“Facing increased demand and the challenge of connecting more people to more places, we recognize that the current flight services must evolve. Kenai Aviation is rising to met this challenge head-on, adapting our offerings to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of our community’s travel needs,” the company said in an announcement on social media.
When Ravn scaled back in Kenai, Kenai Aviation said it would add 14 more flights per week. Meanwhile, Aleutian Airways had added several flights to Homer this fall.
“In a collaborative effort that celebrates the best of Alaskan air service, Aleutian Airways will now take the controls for the skies of Homer. Their proven excellence in aviation ensures a seamless transition, while we at Kenai Aviation set our sights on expanding and refining our core routes. This change is a win-win for our community and air providers alike, ensuring top-tier service no matter where you’re traveling,” Kenai Aviation said on its website.