RavnAir Group announces major cuts in service

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska's largest in-state airline announced they have reduced its operating fleet from 30 aircraft to three and will reduce flying operations by 90%.

    The cuts are due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner said passenger bookings have been reduced by 90 percent since the outbreak began.

    The communities they will continue to serve include Kenai, Homer, Valdez, King Salmon, Dillingham, St. Paul, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary's, McGrath and Unalakleet.

    The company announced they laid off 146 employees on March 24.  The company employed over 1,300 people and has an operating fleet of nearly 70 aircraft.  They provided flights to over 115 destinations across Alaska.






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