Ravn Alaska offers special PFD fares; in-state travel savings
Ravn Alaska has unveiled the details of its Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Sale. The sale provides opportunities for Alaskans to save money when visiting friends and family, save time by choosing a flight over a drive and to explore more of the state. These special one-way fares are available now through Oct. 10, and are valid for travel between Oct. 15 and May 9, 2018.
As Alaskans begin to plan out where their 2017 PFD will go, these special rates can make exploring more of the state in communities such as Bethel, Kotzebue and the Kenai Peninsula accessible and affordable.
“PFD season is an exciting time in Alaska, and we’re happy to be able to offer our customers great rates on in-state travel,” said Ravn Alaska CEO Dave Pflieger. “Whether it’s saving time on a long drive and finding time to enjoy the community or seeing more of your own home state, we hope Alaskans take advantage of these fares for their next adventure.”
Fare details between Anchorage destinations are represented in the chart below:
|Anchorage destinations||Sample one-way fare|
Ravn Alaska is also offering special PFD fares on Utqiaġvik destinations with rates from $159 between Utqiaġvik and Atqasuk; $199 between Utqiaġvik and Wainwright; $239 between Utqiaġvik and Nuiqsut; $279 between Utqiaġvik and Point Lay and $229 between Point Lay and Point Hope.
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About Ravn Alaska
Ravn Alaska serves the passenger, charter and cargo needs of over 100 communities throughout Alaska and proudly employs almost 1,000 professionals. Passengers may participate in Ravn Alaska’s FlyAway Rewards program for all Ravn Alaska or Ravn Connect flights or accrue Alaska Airlines miles on select flights. For more information visit flyravn.com.
Anchorage, Alaska – Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s leading regional air transportation and logistics company, announced that, effective immediately, it has reorganized its senior management team and installed a simpler and more efficient leadership structure following its successful recruitment of some of the airline industry’s most seasoned and successful professionals.
Ravn’s leadership reorganization will simplify the Air Group’s multi-layered executive management by eliminating several senior roles, and replacing them with a single, group-level officer team that will oversee FAA-approved leaders as well as managing the company’s three separate airlines: Hageland Aviation, Corvus Airlines, and Frontier Flying Services.
The corporate reorganization and recruitment efforts were led by Dave Pflieger, Ravn’s recently-appointed president and CEO.
“Operating with a ‘one company’ mindset, instead of three, will turbo-charge Ravn’s ability to capitalize on the vast potential of Alaska’s transportation and logistics market, drive a safety-first and customer-focused culture, and help our team create a world-class airline,” said Pflieger.
Members of Ravn’s newly-constituted executive team are:
– Steve Jackson, Chief Financial Officer
– George Snyder, Acting Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President of Safety
– Len Sloper, Senior Vice President, Airports, Cargo and Real Estate
– George Nichols, Chief Information Officer
– Wendy Yow, Vice President, Human Resources
Rounding out the airline’s new executive team will be a Chief Commercial Officer, for whom the company is actively recruiting.
“Ravn has an Alaska-proud past tied to an incredibly bright future. While I have no doubt that our new world-class leadership team will take us to even greater heights, I also want to extend Ravn’s thanks to our outgoing executives from Corvus, Hageland and Frontier. Our company is extremely grateful for their hard work, dedication and assistance during this leadership transition. Mr. Jim Hajdukovich, Mr. Jim Hickerson, Mr. John Hajdukovich, and Mr. Walter Dallis, all played key roles in getting us where we are today,” said Pflieger.
Ravn Air Group is owned by investment affiliates of private equity firms J.F. Lehman & Company and W Capital Partners, with one of the company’s original founders, the Hajdukovich family, retaining a minority interest.
About Ravn Air Group
Ravn Air Group is a leading provider of regional air transportation and logistics services in Alaska. Headquartered in Anchorage and supported by over 1,000 employees, Ravn utilizes its fleet of over 70 aircraft to provide passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers air transportation and logistics services to over 100 destinations throughout Alaska.
William Walsh, Ravn Alaska William.Walsh@FlyRavn.com
About Steve Jackson
Steve, a former resident of Anchorage, Alaska for more than twenty years and a licensed CPA, has extensive experience in the aviation industry and has held CFO roles at four different airlines including Mesa Air Group, Reno Air, Hawaiian Airlines, and ERA Aviation which later became a part of Ravn. Throughout his career, Steve has demonstrated a tireless work ethic and proven track record of dramatically improving airlines and other organizations.
About George Snyder
Captain Snyder is a highly experienced airline pilot and airline safety executive who worked for U.S. Airways, Korean Airlines, and a number of other airlines around the world. He has over 12,000 hours of flight time in aircraft including the MD-80, B757, and B-767. His specialties in the airline industry are in operations, safety, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance. He has been recognized for his contributions to global aviation safety by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Republic of Korea, and the International Air Transport Association
(IATA). Prior to joining Ravn, Captain Snyder was the Chairman and CEO of the GHS Aviation Group, one of only seven IATA accredited airline safety auditing teams in the world.
About Len Sloper
Len, who grew up in Juneau, Alaska, brings to Ravn over twenty-five years of aviation operations experience and has worked for major carriers and airports such Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Fiji Airways, and served as a consultant to the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Before leaving Alaska Airlines, Len was the General Manager of its Los Angeles station, the company’s second largest operation.
About George Nichols
George has nearly thirty years’ experience in information technology, infrastructure and operations, the last ten of which were at companies such as American Airlines, Envoy, Brinks, Cadbury Schwepps, and most recently, as Vice President of Information Technology at Hawaii Island Air, the wholly owned airline of Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle. George is also a decorated military veteran who served in the U.S. Army.
About Wendy Yow
A seven-year veteran of Ravn, Wendy has over twenty years of experience as an HR professional at different companies in Alaska. She has earned both a Bachelor’s Degree and an MBA with a focus in HR management. She also has CHRM and CELS certifications.
Sept. 9, 2017
Ravn Alaska announced this week that it would temporarily suspend scheduled Dash-8 service between Cordova and Anchorage beginning Oct. 1, with plans to resume seasonal service no later than May 1st, 2018.
“We are working closely with our passengers and the community of Cordova to reduce the impact caused by this seasonal schedule change,” said Ravn Alaska CEO David Pflieger. “We’re looking forward to reinstating this route in the spring.”
Ravn Alaska is aware of the impact these changes have on its passengers and is committed to ensuring all affected passengers will be provided alternative travel options. Passengers who have purchased a ticket to or from Cordova have been contacted by the Ravn Alaska Customer Relations Team. Affected passengers have been offered an alternative option on Alaska Airlines or a full refund. Concerned passengers may call the Ravn Alaska Customer Relations Team at (907) 266-8394.
About Ravn Alaska
Ravn Alaska serves the passenger, charter and cargo needs of over 100 communities throughout Alaska and proudly employs almost 1000 professionals. Passengers may participate in Ravn Alaska’s FlyAway Rewards program for all Ravn Alaska or Ravn Connect flights or accrue Alaska Airlines miles on select flights. For more information visit flyravn.com.
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William Walsh, Ravn Alaska