Ravn Air shuts down operations

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Ravn Air like all other airlines have faced significant difficulties during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

    They shut down operations Sunday on a temporary basis.  They laid off all of its employees.

    The shutdown could be permanent if the airline does not receive government assistance.

    Ravn Air provides service to over 100 destinations in Alaska, and most of them are small villages, and the only mode of transportation for them during the winter.

    They also bring in mail, cargo and supplies to remote villages.

    Ravn was not included in the Cares Act, which included $58 billion for airlines.  They have applied for a government grant to continue operations.







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