Book early & save on flights with Ravn Alaska!

13th November, 2017 / Posted in Announcements

 

Commuter Passes

For our frequent travelers, Ravn offers commuter coupon booklets. Each booklet contains eight one-way flight coupons that are good to use for up to one year from purchase. Coupon booklets offer flexibility in that they can be used by anyone, reservations can be made at anytime prior to travel as long as seats are available on the desired flight, and there are no change fees. The coupon booklets are available for travel between:

  • Anchorage and Kenai $800.00 per booklet
  • Anchorage and Homer $1100.00 per booklet
  • Anchorage and Valdez $1320.00 per booklet
  • Anchorage and Kodiak $2199.00 per booklet

The booklets can be purchased at any Ravn ticket counter. Please note that coupons are valid for travel for one year from date of purchase and are only valid for travel to or from Anchorage and the city purchased. Prices are subject to change without notice. Once purchased, commuter booklets are non-refundable. Commuter Coupon certificates must be in hand when traveling, as they need to be exchanged for the boarding pass. You may not turn in a commuter coupon booklet to one station, if the origin of travel is at another station (Example: You may not turn in a coupon in Kodiak for travel from Anchorage to Kodiak).

 

 

Ravn Alaska Thanks Active-Duty Military with $50* Round Trip Special Sale on Veterans Day

8th November, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Alaska Thanks Active-Duty Military with $50* Round Trip Special Sale on Veterans Day

On Saturday, Nov. 11th, Veterans Day, Ravn Alaska will launch its first-ever military special, a $50* round-trip fare for active-duty military personnel and their families.

The one-day offering is for weekend travel through Feb. 2018 between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Anchorage and Homer,  Anchorage and Kodiak, and Anchorage and Valdez.

“As Alaska’s largest regional airline, Ravn wants to thank all active-duty personnel based here in Alaska for their service to our country,” Said Ravn Alaska President & CEO Dave Pflieger.

“As a veteran myself and an employer of other military veterans, it is a privilege for our team here at Ravn to honor our active-duty military by sharing more of our state.”

This special Veterans Day fare is only available to active-duty military I.D. cardholders for one day only on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. Reservations must be made in person and are available for purchase at any Ravn Alaska ticket counter.

From aurora viewing opportunities and the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks to the Ice Climbing Festival in Valdez and touring cultural museums in Kodiak, Veterans Day airfares will make it easier for those serving in the military to see some of the most anticipated winter events in Alaska.

Travel round-trip between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Homer, Kodiak or Valdez from $50*

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.

Media Contact

William Walsh, Ravn Alaska

907-266-8386

william.walsh@flyravn.com

*Terms & Conditions: Offer available from 8:00am (AKST) to 5:00 pm (AKST) on November 11, 2017. Tickets may be purchased from any Ravn Alaska ticket counter. Ticket sales are not available on flyravn.com or via Ravn Alaska telephone reservations department. Spouses and dependents must be traveling under the same reservation as eligible active duty service members. Travel valid on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from November 11, 2017 -February 25, 2018. Blackout dates apply: November 26, 2017 – November 27, 2017 and December 22, 2017 – December 26, 2017. Active duty U.S. military personnel and dependents with are each allowed up to 5 pieces of checked baggage. Baggage pieces may not exceed 50 lbs. each and must not be larger than 115 linear inches without incurring overweight or oversize fees. While the first 5 baggage pieces are free; additional bags are $75 each. Ravn Alaska will make every effort to accommodate the 5 piece military baggage allowance. However, due to operational limitations additional pieces will be tagged voluntary separation and are subject to space availability. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. If nonstop service is offered during the advertised travel period, the advertised fare applies to the nonstop flights only. These fares are nonrefundable and are only available for flights marketed as Ravn Alaska. In the event of passenger-initiated itinerary changes after ticketing, original ticket will have no residual value. Fares include U.S. government taxes and fees. All fares are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice, and other restrictions apply. Some markets may not operate daily service.

Ravn Alaska implements seasonal schedule at Valdez airport

29th October, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Alaska implements seasonal schedule at Valdez airport

Ravn Alaska updated its flight times between Anchorage and Valdez to accommodate for seasonal Department of Transportation maintenance at the Valdez airport beginning November 1st, 2017.

Ravn Alaska’s morning Anchorage to Valdez flight (7H 800) will now depart at 8:25 a.m. with a 9:10 a.m. arrival. Additionally, the return Valdez to Anchorage flight (7H 801) will now depart at 9:35 a.m. with a 10:15 a.m. arrival time.

Ticketed passengers who may be affected by this change will be contacted by the Ravn Alaska Reservations Team. Concerned travelers may call the Ravn Alaska Reservations Team at (907) 266-8394.

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Media Contact:

William Walsh, Ravn Alaska

907-266-8394

william.walsh@flyravn.com

Ravn Alaska hosts Women in Aviation Day

17th October, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Alaska hosts Women in Aviation Day

Aviation is an industry deeply rooted in Alaska’s history, but women make up less than 5 percent of commercial pilots worldwide. Ravn Alaska is committed to expanding opportunities for women in the aviation industry, and is hosting Women in Aviation Day at its Anchorage headquarters on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In partnership with Women in Aviation International Alaska Chapter and the Medallion Foundation, Ravn Alaska will offer resources to learn more about the many career paths available in the aviation industry.

“Many women in Alaska are particularly familiar with working in historically male-dominated fields,” said Erin Witt, a chief pilot for Ravn Alaska. “We want to provide every opportunity for women to thrive in this field, through mentorship and career support at entry and senior levels.”

Ravn Alaska will provide facility tours and employment information and attendees will be able to try out flight simulators and speak with industry professionals. The event will also feature fun door prizes and giveaways.

Email sales@flyravn.com for additional event information.

Ravn Alaska offers special PFD fares; in-state travel savings

26th September, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

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
Fairbanks $69
Bethel $99
Kodiak $112
Kotzebue $119
Kenai $69
Homer $109

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.

Select the link below to learn more.

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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.

 

Ravn Recruits Top Airline Professionals

22nd September, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

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.

Media contact: 
William Walsh, Ravn Alaska                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               William.Walsh@FlyRavn.com

Editor’s notes:
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.

Ravn Alaska announces flight schedule change between Cordova and Anchorage

9th September, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

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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Media Contact:

William Walsh, Ravn Alaska

907-266-8394

william.walsh@flyravn.com

Statewide Reservations Office Booking and Rewards Fee

24th August, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Alaska has implemented a $10 reservations booking fee and a $15 rewards booking fee for each transaction processed over the phone with our Statewide Reservations Office. To avoid these fees and to obtain the best value on fares offered by Ravn Alaska book your flight at flyravn.com. Passengers arranging travel on flights operated by Ravn Connect are exempt from this fee.

 

Ravn Alaska to host safety forum with national industry leaders

7th July, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Alaska to host safety forum with national industry leaders

Anchorage, Alaska — Ravn Alaska will host a safety forum on Friday, July 14 at its hangar in its Ravn Alaska headquarters. Partnered with the Alaska Air Carriers Association, the forum will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and discussions will cover aviation safety topics including just culture, human factors and professional development opportunities.

National speakers hosting the forum discussions will be aviation industry experts Dave Prewitt, George Snyder and Pat Daily. Prewitt is the president of Dave Prewitt Consulting, a Florida-based firm specializing in improving safety culture and safety management system development. Snyder has 44 years of experience in the aviation industry and served as the vice president of corporate safety and regulatory compliance for US Airways, as the head of Korean Air’s corporate safety, aviation security and regulatory compliance department and is now the president and CEO of GHS Aviation Group. Daily is a managing and founding partner of Convergent Performance and the founder and president of Blue Threat Enterprises, two companies dedicated to reducing human error in high-risk industries. He has also instructed aeronautical engineering at the US Air Force Academy and managed projects at the Johnson Space Center for the International Space Station.

“Ravn Alaska is committed to developing effective safety management systems, professional training opportunities and ensuring that each and every employee continuously strives for excellence and attention to detail,” said Ravn Alaska Executive Vice President of Safety Bruce Joseph. “The 2017 safety forum will cover a broad range of topics and we are excited to share this opportunity with our employees and industry partners here in Alaska.”

The safety forum is a free event and an opportunity for aviation professionals, civil aviation authorities, educational institutions, business partners and many other industry professionals to hear about safety culture from industry leaders as well as learn about Ravn Alaska’s own safety advancements.

About Ravn Alaska

Ravn Alaska serves the passenger, charter and cargo needs to over 100 communities throughout Alaska and proudly employs more than 900 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 www.flyravn.com.

Media contact:

William Walsh, Ravn Alaska

William.Walsh@FlyRavn.com

907-266-8386

 

Seasoned aviation executive tapped to lead Ravn

6th July, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

Seasoned aviation executive tapped to lead Ravn

Dave Pflieger to become president and CEO; Bob Hajdukovich to become vice chairman of the airline’s board

Anchorage, Alaska – Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), a leading provider of air transportation and logistics services in Alaska, announced today that it has tapped one of the airline industry’s most experienced executives to grow Alaska’s largest airline. Dave Pflieger will join Ravn as its new president, chief executive officer and member of its board of directors. Bob Hajdukovich, the airline’s current president and CEO, will be elevated to vice chairman of the board. Both new positions will be effective August 8, 2017.

Alex Harman, chairman of Ravn’s board of directors, congratulated Hajdukovich on his new role and welcomed Pflieger to the airline when announcing the news.

“Ravn’s ability to attract an industry veteran as highly respected as Dave is a testament to Bob and Ravn’s dedicated team of some 1,000-strong aviation professionals. The board and I are confident that Dave’s award-winning operational, safety and customer service record, coupled with his reputation for fostering an employee-focused culture, will take Ravn to new heights. Bolstered by a strengthened leadership bench and other planned investments, we believe that Ravn will be uniquely positioned to capitalize on the vast potential of Alaska’s robust transportation and logistics market. In short, Dave is a great addition to Ravn, and I have no doubt that his experience growing and improving companies in the aviation industry will make our airline even greater. It’s an exciting time for our company,” Harman said.

“I am honored to join the Ravn team,” said Pflieger. “Ravn’s large fleet of aircraft and its dedicated and impressive team of professionals play a critical role serving Alaskan communities, and I’m looking forward to working with everyone to expand and improve our capabilities for the benefit of our customers, industry partners, Alaska and its residents.”

Ravn Air Group is owned by private equity firms J.F. Lehman & Company and W Capital Partners as well as one of the company’s founders, the Hajdukovich family.

“One of the many reasons that I was attracted to Ravn was a strong commitment by its owners to invest in the company and its people in order to strengthen its performance and make it one of the best regional carriers in the country. This is a unique airline with a very bright future,” said Pflieger.

Hajdukovich, in his new role as vice chairman of Ravn’s board of directors, will focus on long-term growth strategies, key business and community relationships and acquisition opportunities.

“It’s been an honor to lead Ravn, and we are fortunate to have the unique opportunity to augment the current team with an executive of Dave’s experience and caliber. Forged by the progress we’ve made together, I’m confident it’s the right time for someone with Dave’s experience to join Ravn and to take our storied airline to the next level,” said Hajdukovich.

About Dave Pflieger

Pflieger brings over three decades of aviation experience to Ravn. His award-winning career includes prior positions as the CEO of Fiji Airways, Silver Airways and most recently of Island Air, Larry Ellison’s privately held airline in Hawaii. Pflieger was also a founding officer and senior executive at Virgin America, and held senior management roles in operations, safety and legal at Delta Air Lines. While at Delta, Pflieger was also a B757/767 and B737 pilot. Pflieger graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the United States Air Force as a B-52 instructor pilot and a C-130 pilot. He holds a JD (with distinction) and an MBA from Emory University.

For Dave Pflieger’s full bio please click here.

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 its nearly 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.

Media contact:

William Walsh, Ravn Alaska

William.Walsh@FlyRavn.com

907-266-8386