Ravn Alaska officially closes its doors

I found out when the news article popped up on my phone

Yeah you weren’t the only one, my friend who was in the office found out too via Facebook.

It’s sad the way we all found out

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Where you around for the Shell Oil adventure in 2015? I worked for Shell at the time and we used Ravn to fly us to Barrow and to our Drill Sites, and I found out Shell was pulling out of Alaska via Facebook its not fun.

Oh yeah I was there for that to I believe we xrayed your bags

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Nice to see this. You going for it?


If anyone is interested Ravn is selling their Dash 8s lol

“Not eligible for CARES Act”


Oh yea, they’re done for the fact they’re still trying is laughable, There’s a petition to help support Ravn. I am not voting for it Ravn was bad for the State.

Yeah man as a classical libertarian the only thing they were doing was wasting taxpayer’s money so I am not that sad tbh.

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The problem is that they were a lifeline to dozens of remote towns in Alaska.
And EAS subsidies are well, essential, in a state like AK.

It should be interesting to see who picks up the whats left. I’d say Empire with the ATR-42/72, but even then, without a doubt, many cities will lose scheduled air service altogether.
Sad Times.

Yeah man I get it that subsidies are needed in remote areas but not when your entire airline’s existence is on subsidies. For example Alaska Airlines has many profitable unsubsidised routes across the country but they also do subsidised onces like the Milk Run or flights to Kotzebue. I

Boutique and Contour run almost solely on subsidies, and they provide service to airports that the majors have abandoned, the subsidies not only make the routes viable, but they also help keep the costs for the consumer down, I don’t see a problem with an airline chasing subsidies, when the end result is lower fares, and more flight options. But anyways we are a bit OT.

I see where you are coming from definitely but unlike Boutique, Ravn was poorly managed and the service was bad. For example I recently flew from Oakland to Merced to LAX on Boutique and it was an amazing experience with great staff and management. But I don’t think that Ravn was the same at all. Hopefully, a new and better carrier will take their place.

So far Ryan and Grant have picked up the slack, the only issue with the ATRs that Empire has up here is they are FedEx feeders and suck in icing.

This right here. One issue that just was settled was the town of Barrow had a ton of freight, mail etc in the Ravn offices which NAC (Northern Air Cargo) used, when Ravn shut down they locked everyone stuff inside and it took a couple of days for Ravn to even do anything about it.

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Yup exactly I know that incident, I mean you would expect this sort of thing in big flag carriers but in a local regional airline that “cares” for their community. It is absolutely absurd. I think the beginning of the downfall of this airline was the purchase by the NYG and the rebranding to Ravn. We sort of expected this to happen but we just didn’t no when

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Completely agree, you’re not the only one who kinda saw it coming. After the Togiak accident I think that really help increase the downfall of Ravn then when they crashed the Saab in Dutch that was it.

Alaska Airlines replacement begins.

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Great to see 737s back in Coldbay as a regular service! We typically get 737s down there for fishing season.

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