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

Book early & save on flights with Ravn Alaska!

21st June, 2017 / Posted in Announcements

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Ravn Alaska Teacher Appreciation Special

From Aug. 1-31, 2017 Ravn Alaska will provide LKSD staff:
10% off passenger travel*
5% off cargo shipments*

*Terms & Conditions: Passenger and cargo discounts available to the teachers, staff, and administrators of the Lower Kuskokwim School District only. Passenger and cargo discounts are only available on routes operated by Hageland Aviation DBA Ravn Alaska. Valid proof of employment required. Offer valid from Aug. 1–31, 2017. Certain Restrictions Apply.

 

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 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

 

Ravn Alaska commits to highest international safety standards

1st June, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

 

June 1st, 2017

Corvus Airlines, Inc. d/b/a Ravn Alaska announced today its plans to begin the process of obtaining the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification. IOSA commits Ravn Alaska to being held to the highest standards of safety in the airline industry. Once achieved, Ravn Alaska will be the first and only Alaska-­‐based airline to hold the certification.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) represents 265 airlines across the globe, 83 percent of total air traffic. Its mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry and drive a safe, secure and profitable air transportation industry.

“We carry more than a million passengers and 41 million pounds of cargo each year and every passenger trusts us to get them safely to where they need to be,” said Ravn Alaska’s CEO, Bob Hajdukovich. “At Ravn Alaska, safety is our highest priority; we’re constantly making improvements to our safety procedures at every stage of our operation.”

IOSA is an internationally recognized standard that assesses an airline’s operational management and control systems. IOSA-­‐certified airlines are held to the most stringent rules and practices for aviation safety. There are 34 other airlines in the United States that are IOSA certified and registering for IOSA certification is a non-­‐mandated choice for carriers. Once Ravn Alaska is certified, it will be included in the IOSA registry.

2017 Summer Travel Checklist

19th May, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

We can’t wait to see you on board this summer! Ensure a smooth trip on your next mainline flight with us by considering the below checklist concerning travel between Anchorage and Aniak, Bethel, Cordova, Deadhorse, Fairbanks, Homer, Kenai, Kodiak, Kotzebue, St. Mary’s, Unalakleet, and Valdez.

 

Pre-Boarding

If checking in at the airport, Ravn Alaska requires check-in at least one hour prior to scheduled flight departure time, during the summer season.

Ravn Alaska has a 30-minute final check-in cutoff policy however we encourage 40 minutes if checking baggage.

https://www.flyravn.com/flying-with-ravn/pre-boarding/

 

Carry-On Baggage

For mainline flights carry-on items 14 inches long by 10 inches wide by 18 inches deep will accepted. Carry-on items may not exceed 20 lbs.

Ravn Alaska may not be able to accommodate carry-on baggage that other carriers can. Please stop by our ticket counter or utilize our baggage sizer to ensure your bag will be accommodated on board our aircraft.

If traveling to remote locations in Alaska we encourage you to reach out to your connecting regional hub to confirm carry-on limitations. Please see below for regional hub contact information.

https://www.flyravn.com/on-board/

 

Checked Baggage

First 2 pieces: FREE

When making connections to another carrier, you will be subject to the fees of the most significant carrier’s rules. For example, if you are connecting from any Ravn Alaska flight to Alaska Airlines from Anchorage to Seattle or beyond, Alaska Airlines’ baggage rules and fees will apply as they are the largest portion of your journey.

When checking more than 2 items, the additional items will be loaded on a standby/space available basis and handled in accordance with voluntary separation baggage rules. Additional fees may apply.

https://www.flyravn.com/flying-with-ravn/baggage-information/

 

Transporting your Alaska seafood or game

Have containers packaged and sealed before you get to the airport. TSA will inspect your containers in Anchorage.

Avoid additional baggage charges by keeping each container under 50 pounds.

Cold storage is only available at Ravn Alaska Anchorage station.

Due to high volume during the fishing season, we encourage you to bring in your packaged fish between 12 and 24 hours before your flight if you are traveling from Kenai, Kodiak, Homer, or Valdez.

https://www.flyravn.com/flying-with-ravn/baggage-information/sporting-equipment/

 

Miscellaneous

Cannabis: While cannabis is legal to consume in the State of Alaska, all Ravn Alaska flights are operated under federal law and cannabis is still illegal under that law. Passengers may not transport any amount of cannabis on a Ravn Alaska operated flight. Ravn Alaska employees will not take or hold any cannabis on behalf of a passenger.

 

Travel in Rural Alaska

Village travel protocol differs from our mainline service.  Flying to and from villages is centralized out of regional hubs.  Our regional hubs house the aircraft used to service each region and are responsible for the day to day flying schedules.

We encourage you to reach out to one of the below regional hubs for questions or concerns regarding upcoming travel to remote locations in Alaska.

https://www.flyravn.com/flying-with-ravn/travel-in-rural-ak/

  • Aniak (907) 675-4572
  • Barrow (907) 852-8333
  • Bethel (907) 543-3800
  • Deadhorse (907) 659-9222
  • Fairbanks (907) 450-7200
  • Galena (907) 656-1875
  • Kotzebue (907) 442-3020
  • Nome (907) 443-2414
  • St. Mary’s (907) 438-2246
  • Unalakleet (907) 624-3595

Ravn Alaska updates in-flight menu, adds drink specials

20th April, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Alaska has recently added new selections to its in-flight menu, offering passengers even more options while traveling on the regional carrier. Ravn Alaska’s selection of GoPicnic® snacks are ready-to-eat meals featuring rotating combinations like beef salami with asiago cheese and beef pepperoni with asiago cheese.

As always, passengers flying with Ravn Alaska have the option to choose from a complimentary beverage list or the cash-only wine and local brew selection. Alaskan Amber®, Alaskan Summer Kölsch Style®, and Alaskan Icy Bay IPA® will be available on every Dash-8 flight throughout summer 2017.

For the full menu, visit https://www.flyravn.com/on-board/.

Travel between Kotzebue and Anchorage from $131* each way!

8th March, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

Travel between Kotzebue and Anchorage from $131.00* each way!

Click Here To Book Your Flight

*Terms and Conditions: Fares are one-way, non-refundable and based on select flights and days. Travel valid through April 30, 2017. 7-day advance purchase required. Fare sale ends March 31st, 2017. Fares listed are subject to fare differences and change fees. Certain restrictions apply.

Travel between Kotzebue and Anchorage from $131*

8th March, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

Travel between Kotzebue and Anchorage from $131.00* each way!

Click Here To Book Your Flight

*Terms and Conditions: Fares are one-way, non-refundable and based on select flights and days. Travel valid through April 30, 2017. 7-day advance purchase required. Fare sale ends March 31st, 2017. Fares listed are subject to fare differences and change fees. Certain restrictions apply.

 

Ravn Alaska honors purchased Yute Air Reservations, adds four new routes

4th March, 2017 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Alaska to honor all purchased Yute Air Reservations through month of March, adds four new routes

March 4, 2017

Ravn Alaska announced today it will honor all purchased reservations on Yute Air, including Yute Air one-way yellow tickets for travel between Bethel and any Bethel hub location served, through March 31, 2017. The announcement comes on the heels of the discontinuation of Yute Air services, effective today.

Yute Air customers with purchased reservations can call their local Ravn Alaska station, or Ravn Alaska’s toll-free reservations phone number at 800-866-8394, to rebook a reservation on a comparable flight, free of charge.

Additionally, when Yute customers sign up for Ravn Alaska’s FlyAway Rewards program, they will earn five bonus points.

“We understand the surprising nature of the discontinuation of Yute Air services and that it may cause disruption in travel plans,” said Jim Hickerson, president of Ravn Alaska’s Hageland Aviation. “Ravn Alaska is committed to filling the void in service immediately, as seamlessly and conveniently as possible.”

Ravn Alaska also announced the addition of four new scheduled routes set to begin on March 5, 2017. Passengers in the region will have the ability to travel between Bethel and Napakiak, Napaskiak, Goodnews Bay and Platinum.

Travel to Nome with Ravn Alaska | Iditarod & March Madness Fare Sale!

6th February, 2017 / Posted in Announcements

Travel between:

Brevig Mission and Nome from $180.00*

Elim and Nome from $180.00*

Golovin and Nome from $180.00*

Teller and Nome from $180.00*

White Mountain and Nome from $180.00*

Gambell and Nome from $360.00*

Savoonga and Nome from $360.00*

Koyuk and Nome from $360.00*

Shaktoolik and Nome from $360.00*

Shishmaref and Nome from $360.00*

Stebbins and Nome from $360.00*

St. Michael and Nome from $360.00*

Unalakleet and Nome from $360.00*

Wales and Nome from $360.00*

Terms & Conditions: *Fares are round-trip, non-refundable and based on select flights and days. All fares listed are subject to fare differences and change fee. Travel valid from March 1st to 31st, 2017. Certain restrictions apply. No advance purchase required.

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).