Ravn’s Network Expansion to McGrath as Part of U.S. Essential Air Service Program

15th October, 2018 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn’s Network Expansion to McGrath Begins as Part of U.S. Essential Air Service Program

Anchorage, Alaska – Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest regional airline, today announced the launch of its nonstop service to McGrath. Beginning October 15, 2018, Ravn’s network expansion to McGrath kicked off with Ravn operating three roundtrip, nonstop flights from Anchorage to McGrath every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tickets are on sale now at www.flyravn.com. Everyday low fares from Anchorage to McGrath will start from $158.00 one way.*

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Ravn its first Essential Air Service (EAS) contract to support the airline’s expansion to McGrath, a city and village on the Kuskokwim River located 221 miles northwest of Anchorage. Ravn takes over service from PenAir, which previously provided EAS to McGrath.

“We are thrilled to begin service to McGrath this week, and we could not be more excited to provide safe, affordable and reliable service to this vibrant community,” said Ravn’s President and CEO Dave Pflieger. “We’d also like to thank the U.S. Department of Transportation for placing its confidence in Ravn and look forward to delivering continued enhancements across our growing network,” added Pflieger.

Alaskans everywhere are invited to check out Ravn’s convenient flight schedules, fares and FlyAway frequent flyer rewards program at flyravn.com.

“Safe, reliable, year-round air service is essential to the survival of our community,” said McGrath Mayor Ralph Morgan who, along with the McGrath Native Village Council, recommended Ravn to the Department of Transportation as part of its EAS carrier selection.

McGrath Schedule
From To Flt # Operating Days Depart Arrive Stops
McGrath Anchorage 869 Mon, Wed & Fri 13.50 15.00 0
Anchorage McGrath 868 Mon, Wed & Fri 12.10 13.15 0

* Flight Details & Schedule                                                                          

Beginning Oct. 15, 2018, Ravn will operate three roundtrip flights from Anchorage to McGrath on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All flights will be aboard Ravn’s fleet of Bombardier Dash-8 (de Havilland DHC-8) aircraft operated by our highly-experienced pilots. On board, passengers are provided Ravn’s signature beverage and snack service, which includes fresh baked cookies, a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, beer from the Alaskan Brewing Company, wine and GoPicnic snacks. Passengers on all Ravn Alaska flights are eligible to earn and redeem FlyAway Rewards as part of Ravn’s frequent flyer program.

Everyday Fare Rules: Fares valid for one-way travel and require 21-day advance purchase. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights or operate all days of the week. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Terms and Conditions: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. Additional fees apply to check more than two bags or overweight or oversized items. These fares are nonrefundable and are only available on flights marketed by Ravn for travel on Ravn Alaska and Ravn Connect. A ticket purchased through one of our reservation call centers will cost $10.00 more per person than the advertised fare. Applicable fare and tax differences apply to any changes made after ticketing. 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. Some flights may be operated by or in conjunction with the names of Ravn and Ravn Connect’s operating certificates, “Corvus Airlines” and “Hageland Aviation.”

About Essential Air Service (EAS)

EAS is a U.S. government program enacted to guarantee that small communities in the United States maintain commercial service. The U.S. Department of Transportation subsidizes airlines to serve communities across the country that otherwise would not receive scheduled air service. As of June 1, 2015, 159 communities in the U.S. received EAS subsidies, of which 44 were in Alaska, two were in Hawaii, and one community in Puerto Rico.

About Ravn Air Group

Ravn Air Group is headquartered in Anchorage and supported by over 1,000 employees. Ravn operates a highly reliable fleet of almost 70 aircraft on more than 400 flights per day (almost 3,000 flights a week) from hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary’s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena. Ravn also earlier this year expanded service to Dillingham, King Salmon and will also add McGrath in October. Ravn Alaska has an FAA approved Safety Management System (SMS), and in May of 2018, it passed the International Air Transportation Association’s (IATA) Safety and Operational Audit with flying colors and became an IOSA approved airline. Ravn Air Group provides passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers with air transportation and logistics services to more than 115 destinations throughout Alaska. Ravn also has interline airline agreements with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Sun Country and United Airlines to carry their passengers across the state. 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 Ravn flights. For more information on how to buy tickets or reserve charter flights visit flyravn.com, flyravn.com/charter-a-flight, or call 800-866-8394.

 

Book Early & Save on Winter travel with fares from $99 one-way*

6th February, 2018 / Posted in Announcements

 

 

Court Approves J.F Lehman & Company to Purchase Penair Assets

5th October, 2018 / Posted in Ravn News

Court Approves J.F Lehman & Company to Purchase Penair Assets

ANCHORAGE (Oct. 5, 2018) – J.F. Lehman & Company’s successful bid for PenAir’s assets was today approved by the court overseeing PenAir’s bankruptcy proceedings.  As the owner of Ravn Air Group, J.F. Lehman & Co.’s acquisition of PenAir will protect a substantial majority of company jobs, ensure continuity of operations and service to all PenAir routes, and create stability and better travel opportunities throughout the state.

“We are thrilled with this outcome,” said Dave Pflieger, President and CEO of Ravn Air Group. “It is a win for all parties—our Alaska customers and communities, as well as PenAir and Ravn employees alike.”

PenAir will keep its current name and continue to operate as a separate company under a separate FAA certificate as a subsidiary of Ravn Air Group, which will now have a significantly enhanced ability to serve the state of Alaska.

“Both my father, founder of PenAir Orin Seybert, and I are pleased with the decision of the court today,” said Danny Seybert, PenAir CEO. “This is a win-win for our employee group, AND our friends and customers throughout rural Alaska.”

Earlier this week, J.F. Lehman & Co.’s bid was selected as part of a court-mandated auction of PenAir’s assets conducted by a court appointed Trustee.  However, that selection required today’s formal approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Anchorage.  Before becoming final, this purchase must also be approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration.

“It is a testament to the strength and fortitude of PenAir employees and the hard work and commitment of all Ravn Air Group team members that JFL was able to pursue the acquisition of such a storied airline, which, like Ravn, has a rich history of serving Alaska,” Pflieger said. “We are all very excited about our collective future and working together toward a shared goal of providing the very best in safety, operational excellence, customer service, and employee pride throughout Alaska.”

About Ravn Air Group

Ravn Air Group is headquartered in Anchorage and supported by over 1,000 employees. Ravn operates a highly reliable fleet of almost 70 aircraft on more than 400 flights per day (almost 3,000 flights a week) from hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary’s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena. Ravn also earlier this year expanded service to Dillingham, King Salmon and will also add McGrath in October. Ravn Alaska has an FAA approved Safety Management System (SMS), and in May of 2018, it passed the International Air Transportation Association’s (IATA) Safety and Operational Audit with flying colors and became an IOSA approved airline. Ravn Air Group provides passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers with air transportation and logistics services to more than 115 destinations throughout Alaska. Ravn also has interline airline agreements with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Sun Country and United Airlines to carry their passengers across the state. 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 Ravn flights. For more information on how to buy tickets or reserve charter flights visit flyravn.com, flyravn.com/charter-a-flight, or call 800-866-8394.

About PenAir

Celebrating over 60 years of service, PenAir began in 1955 in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Today, PenAir is the only airline operating scheduled passenger service with the Saab 2000. PenAir currently serves six communities in southwest Alaska. PenAir is among the first air carriers in the United States to have received approval by the FAA for its Safety Management System (SMS). This approval and validation in achieving the highest safety verification in the industry shows their strong commitment to safety.

Contact:
Debbie Reinwand (Ravn Air Group)
907-230-4507
debbie.reinwand@brilliantAK.com

Ravn Kicks Off Annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Sale for Alaskans

22nd September, 2018 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Kicks Off Annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Sale for Alaskans

Low fares now on sale through October 7th

Anchorage, Alaska – Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest local regional airline, today announced the launch of its 2018 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Sale, with discounts for all Alaska residents. These special one-way fares are available now through October 7 and are valid from October 10 through May 14, 2019.*

 “Ravn’s much-anticipated annual PFD sale features the best fares of the year and provides great opportunities for Alaskans to save money on flights across our great state,” said Chief Commercial Officer, Derek Shanks. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this sale as they plan their travel and vacations with friends and family for the upcoming year. We hope this opportunity allows more Alaskans to affordably explore new destinations, whether Valdez, Anchorage, Kotzebue, Homer or the Kenai Peninsula.”

Sample One-way Fares Available at Flyravn.com:

Anchorage Destinations Sample One-Way Fare
Kenai $68
Fairbanks $71
Kotzebue $90
Bethel $97
Homer $114
Valdez $121

Alaska residents can save even more by becoming a FlyAway Rewards Member. Ravn FlyAway Rewards members will receive a special, one-time use 25% off discount code** valid for one-way or round-trip travel between any two destinations, served by Ravn Alaska and/or Ravn Connect. Active members will receive code via e-mail on October 4th – be sure your email is correct in your Ravn FlyAway Rewards profile.

Not a member, join by October 3rd! Click here. As a FlyAway Rewards member, customers become eligible to earn rewards for future travel to the more than 115 destinations Ravn serves across the state, including the ability to gain enough points for a free trip* after only five flights.

 *Fare Rules: Sale fares valid for one-way travel. Purchase by 11:59 pm (AKST) on October 7, 2018 and at least 21 days prior to travel. Travel valid daily from October 10 through May 14, 2019. Offer excludes November 20-22, November 26-27, December 14 – January 8 and March 8-19.

**Terms and Conditions: Valid for new ticket purchases only at flyravn.com. The 25% PFD FlyAway Rewards member offer cannot be applied to tickets that have already been purchased and issued. The 25% PFD FlyAway Rewards member offer is relinquished at time of ticketing and void for future purchases. The 25% PFD FlyAway Rewards member offer is valid for one-time use. Credit card required for purchase. Routes: Discount valid between any two destinations, served by Ravn Alaska or Ravn Connect. Based on all published fare routings.

Advance Purchase: Per applicable fare rules. Book By: October 4, 2019. Travel Valid From: January 8 and March 8-19. January 1, 2018 through October 4, 2019. Combinability: Not valid with any other discounts, including discount codes, coupons, discount programs, or other arrangements. Changes and Refunds: Changes and refunds are allowed per the applicable fare rule and will result in the forfeiture of the discount code in cases where the modified itinerary does not qualify for the discount. Once issued, tickets are not transferable. Transferability: 25% PFD FlyAway Rewards member discount codes may not be sold, bought, bartered, auctioned or collected in bulk. Any discount codes deemed by Ravn Air Group to have been distributed or acquired improperly will not be honored and traveler will be responsible for payment of full fare. Other: Discount codes have no cash value and are not valid for travel. Lost or stolen discount codes cannot be replaced. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Additional fees may apply to check more than two bags or overweight or oversized items.

About Ravn Air Group

Ravn Air Group is proud to be Alaska’s largest local regional airline. Headquartered in Anchorage and supported by over 1,000 employees, Ravn operates a highly reliable fleet of almost 70 aircraft on more than 400 flights per day (almost 3,000 flights a week) from hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary’s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena. Ravn also recently expanded service to Dillingham and King Salmon. The airline provides passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers with air transportation and logistics services to more than 115 destinations throughout Alaska. Ravn also has interline airline agreements with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines to carrier their passengers across the state. 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 Ravn flights. For more information on how to buy tickets or reserve charter flights visit flyravn.com, flyravn.com/charter-a-flight, or call 800-866-8394.

Ravn Kicks Off Annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Sale for Alaskans

22nd September, 2018 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Kicks Off Annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Sale for Alaskans
Low fares now on sale through October 7th

Anchorage, Alaska – Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest local regional airline, today announced the launch of its 2018 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Sale, with discounts for all Alaska residents. These special one-way fares are available now through October 7 and are valid from October 10 through May 14, 2019.*

“Ravn’s much-anticipated annual PFD sale features the best fares of the year and provides great opportunities for Alaskans to save money on flights across our great state,” said Chief Commercial Officer, Derek Shanks. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this sale as they plan their travel and vacations with friends and family for the upcoming year. We hope this opportunity allows more Alaskans to affordably explore new destinations, whether Valdez, Anchorage, Kotzebue, Homer or the Kenai Peninsula.”

Sample One-way Fares Available at Flyravn.com:

Anchorage Destinations Sample One-Way Fare
Kenai $68
Fairbanks $71
Kotzebue $90
Bethel $97
Homer $114
Valdez $121

Alaska residents can save even more by becoming a FlyAway Rewards Member. Ravn FlyAway Rewards members will receive a special, one-time use 25% off discount code** valid for one-way or round-trip travel between any two destinations, served by Ravn Alaska and/or Ravn Connect. Active members will receive code via e-mail on October 4th – be sure your email is correct in your Ravn FlyAway Rewards profile.

Not a member, join by October 3rd! Click here. As a FlyAway Rewards member, customers become eligible to earn rewards for future travel to the more than 115 destinations Ravn serves across the state, including the ability to gain enough points for a free trip* after only five flights.

 *Fare Rules: Sale fares valid for one-way travel. Purchase by 11:59 pm (AKST) on October 7, 2018 and at least 21 days prior to travel. Travel valid daily from October 10 through May 14, 2019. Offer excludes November 20-22, November 26-27, December 14 – January 8 and March 8-19.

**Terms and Conditions: Valid for new ticket purchases only at flyravn.com. The 25% PFD FlyAway Rewards member offer cannot be applied to tickets that have already been purchased and issued. The 25% PFD FlyAway Rewards member offer is relinquished at time of ticketing and void for future purchases. The 25% PFD FlyAway Rewards member offer is valid for one-time use. Credit card required for purchase. Routes: Discount valid between any two destinations, served by Ravn Alaska or Ravn Connect. Based on all published fare routings.

Advance Purchase: Per applicable fare rules. Book By: October 4, 2019. Travel Valid From: January 8 and March 8-19. January 1, 2018 through October 4, 2019. Combinability: Not valid with any other discounts, including discount codes, coupons, discount programs, or other arrangements. Changes and Refunds: Changes and refunds are allowed per the applicable fare rule and will result in the forfeiture of the discount code in cases where the modified itinerary does not qualify for the discount. Once issued, tickets are not transferable. Transferability: 25% PFD FlyAway Rewards member discount codes may not be sold, bought, bartered, auctioned or collected in bulk. Any discount codes deemed by Ravn Air Group to have been distributed or acquired improperly will not be honored and traveler will be responsible for payment of full fare. Other: Discount codes have no cash value and are not valid for travel. Lost or stolen discount codes cannot be replaced. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Additional fees may apply to check more than two bags or overweight or oversized items.

About Ravn Air Group

Ravn Air Group is proud to be Alaska’s largest local regional airline. Headquartered in Anchorage and supported by over 1,000 employees, Ravn operates a highly reliable fleet of almost 70 aircraft on more than 400 flights per day (almost 3,000 flights a week) from hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary’s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena. Ravn also recently expanded service to Dillingham and King Salmon. The airline provides passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers with air transportation and logistics services to more than 115 destinations throughout Alaska. Ravn also has interline airline agreements with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines to carrier their passengers across the state. 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 Ravn flights. For more information on how to buy tickets or reserve charter flights visit flyravn.com, flyravn.com/charter-a-flight, or call 800-866-8394.

Ravn Alaska Expanding Network to Serve McGrath

12th September, 2018 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Alaska Expanding Network to Serve McGrath as Part of U.S. Essential Air Service Program

Anchorage, Alaska – Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest regional airline, today announced it is expanding its network to provide nonstop service to McGrath beginning October 15, 2018. Tickets are on sale now at www.flyravn.com.

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Ravn its first Essential Air Service (EAS) contract to support the airline’s expansion to McGrath, a city and village on the Kuskokwim River located 221 miles northwest of Anchorage. As part of the contract, Ravn will fly three weekly nonstop round trips to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).

“McGrath is a vital transportation and economic hub, and we could not be more excited to start serving the community with Ravn’s safe, affordable and reliable service,” said Ravn’s President and CEO Dave Pflieger. “Ravn prides itself in connecting Alaska’s diverse communities, people and businesses—especially those located in remote areas like McGrath.”

Everyday low fares from Anchorage to McGrath will start from $158.00 one way.* PenAir previously provided EAS to McGrath, with Ravn taking over service on October 15.

“We’d also like to thank the U.S. Department of Transportation for placing its confidence in Ravn and look forward to delivering continued enhancements across our growing network. Alaskans everywhere are invited to check out our convenient flight schedules, fares and FlyAway frequent flyer rewards program at flyravn.com,” added Pflieger.

“Safe, reliable, year-round air service is essential to the survival of our community,” said McGrath Mayor Ralph Morgan who, along with the McGrath Native Village Council, recommended Ravn to the Department of Transportation as part of its EAS carrier selection process.

“McGrath Native Village Council supports Ravn Alaska because of the many benefits it provides. Ravn also has a terminal in the main airport at Ted Stevens International to assist in making connecting flights accessible. And, it offers online booking and partner airline agreements to provide our tribal members and visitors more travel options,” added Alice Dale, 1st Chief of the McGrath Native Village Council.

Flight Details & Schedule**                                                                                       

Beginning Oct. 15, 2018, Ravn will operate 3 roundtrip flights from Anchorage to McGrath on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

All flights will be aboard Ravn’s fleet of Bombardier Dash-8 (de Havilland DHC-8) aircraft operated by our highly-experienced pilots. On board, passengers are provided Ravn’s signature beverage and snack service, which includes fresh baked cookies, a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, beer from the Alaskan Brewing Company, wine and GoPicnic snacks. Passengers on all Ravn Alaska flights are eligible to earn and redeem FlyAway Rewards as part of Ravn’s frequent flyer program.

McGrath Schedule
From To Flt # Operating Days Depart Arrive Stops
McGrath Anchorage 869 Mon, Wed & Fri 13.50 15.00 0
Anchorage McGrath 868 Mo, Wed & Fri 12.10 13.15 0

About Essential Air Service (EAS)

EAS is a U.S. government program enacted to guarantee that small communities in the United States maintain commercial service. The U.S. Department of Transportation subsidizes airlines to serve communities across the country that otherwise would not receive scheduled air service. As of June 1, 2015, 159 communities in the U.S. received EAS subsidies, of which 44 were in Alaska, two were in Hawaii, and one community in Puerto Rico.

About Ravn Air Group

Ravn Air Group is proud to be Alaska’s largest regional airline. Headquartered in Anchorage and supported by over 1,000 employees, Ravn operates a highly reliable fleet of almost 70aircraft on more than 400 flights per day (almost 3,000 flights a week) from hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary’s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena. Recently, Ravn also announced service to Dillingham and King Salmon. The airline provides passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers with air transportation and logistics services to more than 115 destinations throughout Alaska. Ravn also has interline airline agreements with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines to carrier their passengers across the state. 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 Ravn flights. For more information on how to buy tickets or reserve charter flights visit flyravn.com, flyravn.com/charter-a-flight, or call 800-866-8394.

*Everyday Fare Rules: Fares valid for one-way travel and require 21-day advance purchase. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights or operate all days of the week. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Terms and conditions: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. Additional fees apply to check more than two bags or overweight or oversized items. These fares are nonrefundable and are only available on flights marketed by Ravn for travel on Ravn Alaska and Ravn Connect. A ticket purchased at a Ravn airport location or through one of our reservation call centers will cost $10.00 more per person than the advertised fare. Applicable fare and tax differences apply to any changes made after ticketing. 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. Some flights may be operated by or in conjunction with the names of Ravn and Ravn Connect’s operating certificates, “Corvus Airlines” and “Hageland Aviation.”

** Schedules subject to change.

Crowley Fuels and Ravn Air Group Sign Long-Term Contract

9th August, 2018 / Posted in Ravn News

Crowley Fuels and Ravn Air Group Sign Long-Term Contract

Crowley Fuels, LLC, and Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”) announced today that the two companies have executed a long-term contract to provide aviation fuel and services to Alaska’s largest regional airline, headquartered in Anchorage.

The new agreement expands on the existing Crowley/Ravn relationship, which began in 2010. In addition to providing aviation fuel to Ravn, under the terms of this new contract, Crowley will provide on-site, into-wing fueling services – supplying 100 LL AvGas and additized Jet A – to Ravn’s commercial aircraft in Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, St. Mary’s, Galena and Aniak, streamlining the fueling process, and enhancing Ravn’s ability to serve its customers through optimized operations. Crowley Fuels is also providing heating oil and gasoline to these six Ravn locations with opportunities to expand services to other locations in the state.

“We are extremely proud to provide Ravn with expanded commercial fuel services and support,” said Crowley’s Rick Meidel, vice president and general manager. “Throughout the term, Ravn will see efficiencies and improved fuel services optionality. We are also excited to help enhance Ravn’s fuel quality and control processes, which will allow Ravn to focus on the other critical operational aspects of their aviation business. We look forward to this next step in our long-term relationship with one of Alaska’s most tenured aviation companies.”

“In our pursuit to create a world-class airline and be the carrier of choice in Alaska, we are excited about our long-term partnership with a leader in the Alaska fuel industry, which will accelerate Ravn’s ability to better serve Alaska’s transportation and logistics market,” said Steve Jackson, Ravn’s chief financial officer. “As Alaska’s hometown regional airline, this agreement helps drive operational and cost efficiencies, to the benefit of the thousands of Ravn passengers who travel across our great state.”

Including nearly 10 million gallons of aviation gasoline and 16 million gallons of jet fuel, Crowley is a leader in the Alaska fuel industry, providing transportation, distribution and sales of petroleum products to aviation, residential, industrial, and other commercial customers in about 280 communities across the state. The company also provides liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales, distribution and engineering services primarily in Alaska, the Caribbean and Central America. Other Crowley business units in Alaska support the energy industry on the North Slope with summer sealifts of large production modules, offshore engineering, and various marine transportation services.

Supported by over 1,000 employees, Ravn operates a highly reliable fleet of nearly 70 aircraft on more than 400 flights per day from hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary’s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena. The airline provides passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers with air transportation and logistics services to more than 115 destinations throughout Alaska.

About Crowley 
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 126-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company that provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets. Crowley operates under four business units: Crowley FUELS, a fuel transportation, distribution and sales division that also provides liquefied natural gas (LNG) and related services; Crowley LOGISTICS, a singular ocean liner and logistics supply chain division; Crowley SHIPPING, which encompasses ownership, operations and management of vessels, including tankers, container ships, tugboats and barges; and Crowley SOLUTIONS, which focuses on government services, including vessel management for government agencies, as well as engineering, project management, naval architecture through its subsidiary Jensen Maritime, and marine salvage and emergency response through its 50 percent ownership in Ardent Global. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found at http://www.crowley.com.

About Ravn Air Group 
Ravn Air Group is proud to be Alaska’s largest regional airline. Headquartered in Anchorage and supported by over 1,000 employees, Ravn operates a highly reliable fleet of almost 70 aircraft on more than 400 flights per day (almost 3,000 flights a week) from hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary’s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena. The airline provides passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers with air transportation and logistics services to more than 115 destinations throughout Alaska. Ravn also has interline airline agreements with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines to carry their passengers across the state. 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 Ravn flights. For more information on how to buy tickets or reserve charter flights visit flyravn.com, fly-ravn.com/charter-a-flight, or call 800-866-8394.

Ravn Selects New Senior Vice President of Flight Operations

23rd July, 2018 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Selects Top Airline Operations, Safety, and Regulatory Expert to be New Senior Vice President of Flight Operations

Anchorage, Alaska – Dave Pflieger, President & CEO of Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest regional airline, today announced that Deke Abbott, an airline operations, safety, and regulatory expert, will be joining Ravn Air Group’s new world-class leadership team. This final addition will complete the Ravn executive team reorganization that began under Mr. Pflieger’s direction last September.

“We are thrilled to have Deke join our airline,” said President & CEO, Dave Pflieger. “Operating with a ‘one Ravn’ mindset, Deke will be responsible for Flight Operations across both Ravn Alaska and Ravn Connect. Under his leadership, we will continue to drive a strong safety and compliance culture, and take our company to even greater heights.”

An experienced airline pilot, flight instructor and regulator, Abbott joins Ravn from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), where over nearly the past decade, he was responsible for the operational oversight of FAR part 135 airlines as well as setting operating policy for the FAR part 121 carriers. Prior to joining Ravn, Deke was the acting FAA Deputy Regional Administrator for Alaska, based in Anchorage.

Prior to that role, Abbott was the FAA’s Manager of the Polaris Certificate Management Office (CMO), which is responsible for the direct oversight of all operational and maintenance aspects of seven different FAR Part 135 commercial carriers in the state of Alaska. Before his time in Alaska, Abbott also served as Branch Manager, AFS-220 in Washington D.C., responsible for setting operating policy for all FAR Part 121 airlines in the U.S.

“Under Dave’s leadership, I’ve been extremely impressed with Ravn’s new “safety-first” focus and commitment to full compliance, transparency, and cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, FAA, and the NTSB, and the company’s desire to far exceed all regulatory requirements,” said Abbott. “I very much look forward to joining the company and continuing the great work being done to make Ravn the industry-leading airline serving our great state.”

“With Deke’s experience at the FAA, and intimate knowledge of flying in this state, it’s an enormous compliment and vote of confidence that he has chosen to join our company,” Pflieger said. “His expertise and experience will further accelerate our safety and regulatory efforts, and our goal to be the safety leader in Alaska commercial aviation.”

About Deke Abbott
A highly experienced airline Captain/Chief Pilot, flight instructor, and government manager, Deke joins Ravn from the FAA, where over nearly the last decade, he was responsible for operational oversight of Part 135 carriers and setting operating policies for U.S. Part 121 airlines. While at the FAA, Deke was the acting Deputy Regional Administrator for Alaska. Prior to that, among other assignments, Deke was the FAA’s Manager of the Polaris Certificate Management Office (CMO), which is responsible for the direct oversight of seven different FAR Part 135 commercial carriers, including  the largest FAR Part 135 commercial carrier in the state of Alaska. Additionally, while at the FAA, he also held positions as acting Flight Standards Deputy Division Manager for Alaska; Branch Manager, AFS-220, responsible for setting operating policy for U.S. FAR Part 121 airlines; and Aviation Safety Inspector, AFS-220. Abbott is an FAA licensed multi-engine airline transport pilot, commercial pilot and certified flight instructor. Prior to his tenure at the FAA, he was a Captain and Chief Pilot for Comair, Inc., a FAR Part 121 air carrier. A decorated United States Marine, Deke was a member of 2nd ANGLICO (Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company) and served as a Firepower Control Team Chief. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Member of the Royal Air Force Club in London, England. Deke holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.

About Ravn Air Group
Ravn Air Group is proud to be Alaska’s largest regional airline. Headquartered in Anchorage and supported by over 1,000 employees, Ravn operates a highly reliable fleet of almost 70 aircraft on more than 400 flights per day (almost 3,000 flights a week) from hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary’s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena. Recently, Ravn also announced service to Dillingham and King Salmon. The airline provides passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers with air transportation and logistics services to more than 115 destinations throughout Alaska. Ravn also has interline airline agreements with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines to carry their passengers across the state. 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 Ravn flights. For more information on how to buy tickets or reserve charter flights visit flyravn.com,  flyravn.com/charter-a-flight, or call 800-866-8394.

Ravn Recruits Top Airline Executive as New Senior Vice President of Maintenance

29th June, 2018 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Recruits Top Airline Executive as New Senior Vice President of Maintenance

Anchorage, Alaska – Dave Pflieger, President & CEO of Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest regional airline, today announced that Mark Swearingin, a seasoned airline maintenance executive, will be joining Ravn’s new leadership team.

“We are thrilled to have Mark on board,” said President & CEO, Dave Pflieger. “With a ‘One Ravn’ mindset, Mark will oversee Technical Operations across both Ravn Alaska and Ravn Connect. I am confident that he will not only help take our airline to the next level in safety and operational excellence, but also help us grow our world-class airline.”

With a proven track record in optimizing maintenance operations and performance, Swearingin has held leadership positions with major airlines and air transport companies for the past 37 years. Prior to joining Ravn, Swearingin was VP, Technical Operations for Atlas Air Cargo, where he was responsible for all technical operations and supply chain activities for the world’s largest 747 passenger and cargo airline, serving 432 cities and 123 countries. Previously, he held similar positions at Midwest Airlines, US Airways, and Northwest Airlines.

“I’m extremely excited to join the Ravn team,” said Swearingin. “It’s an honor to be a part of such an experienced airline executive team that is so focused on building a safety and operational culture of excellence.”

Prior to Atlas, Swearingin served as EVP, Technical Services for Air Canada, a $600 million aircraft maintenance business with 2,200 employees and global customer base. While at Air Canada, he developed business strategies and operational efficiencies that saw a $24 million annual profit on the heels of an $18 million annual loss.

“Given Mark’s wealth of experience and his record of success, I have no doubt he will be able to fast-track our implementation of maintenance best practices and standardized processes across both our Ravn Alaska (Part 121) and Ravn Connect (Part 135) certificates,” added Pflieger.

About Mark Swearingin

Mark has 37 years of experience working with major carriers and air cargo companies, with a proven track record in optimizing operations and organizational performance. Mark was VP, Technical Operations at Atlas Air Cargo for 10 years. There Mark managed three separate airline certificates and a $262 million budget. Under Mark’s leadership, the company saw a 40% improvement in on-time departures and achieved a 25% reduction in unit cost. Mark has also held leadership positions at Air Canada, SH&E Air Transport Consultancy, Midwest Airlines, US Airways and UPS Airways. Mark has a BS from Purdue University and credentials in Leadership and Core Process Redesign from Bellarmine University.

About Ravn Air Group

Ravn Air Group is proud to be Alaska’s largest regional airline. Headquartered in Anchorage and supported by over 1,000 employees, Ravn operates a highly reliable fleet of almost 70 aircraft on more than 400 flights per day (almost 3,000 flights a week) from hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary’s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena. Recently, Ravn also announced service to Dillingham and King Salmon. The airline provides passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers with air transportation and logistics services to more than 115 destinations throughout Alaska. Ravn also has interline airline agreements with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines to carry their passengers across the state. 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 Ravn flights. For more information on how to buy tickets or reserve charter flights visit flyravn.com, flyravn.com/charter-a-flight, or call 800-866-8394.

Ravn Announces New Lower Fares Across Entire Ravn Connect Network

21st June, 2018 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Announces New Lower Fares Across Entire Ravn Connect Network to the Benefit of Alaskan Communities

Anchorage, Alaska – Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest regional airline, today announced new lower fares across its entire Ravn Connect network. The new Ravn Connect fares are up to 12% cheaper, with savings up to $50. The new fares can be booked seven days prior to departure and will be available on all Ravn Connect routes, which service over 110 communities across the state. *

“We are excited to offer lower prices across our entire Ravn Connect network, bringing greater value to all the villages and communities we fly to,” said Chief Commercial Officer, Derek Shanks. “Air travel is an essential way of life here in Alaska and our priority at Ravn is to connect our valued customers as affordably and conveniently as possible, especially to our more remote destinations.”

Earlier this year the airline successfully lowered fares throughout its Ravn Alaska network based out of Anchorage. The rollout of lower fares across its Ravn Connect market completes the carrier’s introduction of a more consumer friendly and competitive statewide pricing structure—to the benefit of the more than 115 communities it serves across Alaska.

In addition to the new statewide lower fares, Ravn will continue its new Ravn Deal weekly fare sales. To take advantage of these fare sales, customers can sign-up for weekly Ravn Deals notifications by either joining Ravn’s frequent flyer program, FlyAway Rewards, or simply sign-up for the Ravn Deals weekly email. As a FlyAway Rewards member, customers become eligible to earn rewards for future travel to the more than 115 destinations Ravn serves across the state, including the ability to gain enough points for a free trip* after only five flights.

*Conditions apply, click here for full details. Normal non-refundable and refundable fares are still available.

About Ravn Air Group

Ravn Air Group is proud to be Alaska’s largest regional airline. Headquartered in Anchorage and supported by over 1,000 employees, Ravn operates a highly reliable fleet of almost 70 aircraft on more than 400 flights per day (almost 3,000 flights a week) from hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary’s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena. Ravn also recently expanded service to Dillingham and King Salmon. The airline provides passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers with air transportation and logistics services to more than 115 destinations throughout Alaska. Ravn also has interline airline agreements with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines to carrier their passengers across the state. 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 Ravn flights. For more information on how to buy tickets or reserve charter flights visit flyravn.com, flyravn.com/charter-a-flight, or call 800-866-8394.

Ravn Alaska Undergoes First-Ever IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)

1st June, 2018 / Posted in Ravn News

Ravn Alaska Undergoes First-Ever IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)

President & CEO, Dave Pflieger announced today that Ravn Alaska, a subsidiary of Alaska’s largest regional airline, has completed the initial onsite phase of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) at the airline’s corporate headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska.

IOSA Registration represents the global standard for airline safety management and currently, 33 Airlines from the United States are registered under IOSA. Following completion of the IOSA certification process, Ravn will join IATA’s IOSA Registry, and, in doing so, it will become the first regional airline in the state of Alaska to receive IOSA registration.

“Joining the elite group of IOSA Registered global carriers will be an unprecedented accomplishment for an Alaska regional airline and a major milestone for our company,” said Ravn President & CEO, Dave Pflieger.  “This achievement will be a testament to the hard work and dedication our Ravn Alaska team has shown in working to make safety the highest priority for our customers and our employees.”

IATA’s IOSA program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess an air carrier’s management systems, processes, and controls against approximately 900 standards and recommended practices across eight separate organizational disciplines.  IOSA registration creates a standard that is comparable on a world-wide basis and is designed so that operational safety audits are conducted in a standardized and consistent manner.

About Ravn Air Group
Ravn Air Group is proud to be Alaska’s largest regional airline. Headquartered in Anchorage and supported by over 1,000 employees, Ravn operates a highly reliable fleet of almost 70 aircraft on more than 400 flights per day (almost 3,000 flights a week) from hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary’s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena. The airline provides passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers with air transportation and logistics services to more than 115 destinations throughout Alaska. Ravn also has interline airline agreements with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines to carrier their passengers across the state. 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 Ravn flights. For more information on how to buy tickets or reserve charter flights visit flyravn.com, flyravn.com/charter-a-flight, or call 800-866-8394.