RavnAir Alaska will be starting new Dash 8 scheduled service to Unalaska’s Tom Madsen (Dutch Harbor) Airport sometime during the week of November 4th following internal preparation and receipt of FAA approval for regularly scheduled commercial operations.
In the interim, RavnAir Alaska Dash 8 aircraft will be 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.
We are saddened to report that a passenger on PenAir Flight 3296 from Anchorage to Unalaska, on October 17, 2019, passed away last night following an incident that occurred during landing.
PenAir President/COO Brian Whilden addresses the incident:
It is with our deepest sorrow that we have confirmed that one of our critically injured passengers from PenAir Flight 3296 passed away last night.
“On behalf of PenAir, Ravn Air Group and all our employees throughout the company, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and loved ones of our passenger who passed away,” said Dave Pflieger, President RavnAir Group.
Our entire team is devastated by this tragic incident. The thoughts of all 1,300 of our employees are with those who were hurt or affected.
Updates will be provided on an ongoing basis, as soon as more information becomes available.
PenAir has established a family assistance hotline for anyone who has loved ones on the flight. Please call 1-800-757-4784 if you need any additional information.
We have also established a media line to leave inquiries and questions. That number is 1-907-865-8572.
Pen Air Flight 3296 (marketed by Alaska Airlines) departed Anchorage for Dutch Harbor and upon landing at approximately 5:40 pm, went off the end of the runway.
We have been informed that two passengers were critically injured and ten others are receiving medical care in Unalaska. All others passengers are being cared for.
The flight left Anchorage at 3:15 pm today with 39 passengers and three crew members on board.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our passengers and crew, and the family members of everyone with loved ones on this flight,” said PenAir CEO Dave Pflieger.
PenAir, which is owned by Ravn Air Group, is in close contact and fully cooperating with the NTSB, which will be investigating this accident.
PenAir and Ravn have established a family assistance line for everyone who has loved ones on this flight. Please call 1-800-757-4784 if you need any additional information.
Updates will be provided on an ongoing basis, as available.