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Island Air Express is an air taxi company based in Alaska, USA. The airline, which was founded in 1998, operates both charter and scheduled passenger flights. The airline is focused on the southwest Alaska region and operates scheduled flights to two destinations, Ketchikan and Klawock/Craig, from its base at Craig Sea Plane Base. This service gives travellers easy access to remote communities, as well as numerous adventures on Prince of Wales Island. Passengers can enjoy a VIP-style experience, with spectacular views of the Alaskan wilderness below.

Island Air Express has a fleet of Pilatus PC-12, Cessna 950 Grand Caravan, Cessna 850 Amphibious Caravan and Cessna 206 Stationair aircraft.

Where can I book Island Air Express flights?

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Baggage Policy

The total baggage allowance for both carry-on and checked baggage are limited to 50 lbs (23kg). There are no restrictions on the number of baggage allowed but any single pieces of baggage heavier than 45 lbs would be charged with an overweight baggage fee.

Cabin Classes

What are seats like?

The airline only offers one standard class of service. Despite the small size of the aircraft, passengers can enjoy a premium and VIP style experience, while enjoying stunning views of the scenery below.

Ticket Fares

Although the onboard experience will be the same for all passengers, the airline does offer two ticket fares: Standard and Flex. Although the Flex ticket costs more, it offers greater flexibility for passengers. If you think you might need to cancel or rearrange your flights, this might be the best option for you.


All passengers flying with Island Air Express, must check-in at the airport.

Online Check-in

Online check-in isn't available for the airline. All passengers must check-in at the airport.

Airport Check-in

All passengers should confirm the itinerary 24 hours before the flight and airport check-in counters close 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Travellers are required to travel with valid photographic identification for the airline to verify the traveller's identity.

Please proceed to the airline's designated check-in area once arriving at the airport. The airport check-in counter should be clearly marked with the airline's name and logo. Any passengers failed to check-in on-time may lose their ticket. At Alternative Airlines, we recommend passengers to arrive at the airport 1.5 hours before departure to avoid any unexpected delays

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Destinations that Island Air Express flies to

As of January 2022, Island Air Express operates regular flights to Ketchikan and Klawock in Alaska, United States. Flights between Ketchikan and Klawock are operated daily as an air taxi. In the summer, flights are departing every 15 minutes whereas flights in the winter depart every 30 minutes.

Note that the current schedule may be subject to change as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Alternatives to Island Air Express

The airlines below also fly regionally within America. Another alternative is Taquan Air.

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Hub Airport

Klawock Airport

Klawock Airport (KLW) is located 3.7km from the centre of Klawock, Alaska in the United States. The airport only has one runway mainly serving air taxi and general aviation. Island Air Express is the only airline that flies to and from the airport.


As of October 2020, Pilatus PC-12, Cessna 950 Grand Caravan, Cessna 850 Amphibious Caravan, Cessna 206 Stationair. Most of the aircraft equipped by the airline can accommodate nine passengers, except for Cessna 206 Stationair.

Frequent Flyer Programme

The airline offers a frequent flyer program to reward loyal passengers. Every ten flights that a passenger travels on, they will be rewarded with one complementary flight. Members of the frequent flyer programme benefit from receiving special discounted flight offers via email. Additionally, members receive the airline's VIP baggage I.D. tag each year.

Airline Alliance

Island Air Express isn't part of any global airline alliances.

Cancellation Protection

When buying air tickets with Alternative Airlines, customers can buy Cancellation Protection to add peace of mind to your booking. It's essentially travel insurance that is added to the booking and passengers would be entitled to a refund if the traveller needs to cancel the flight. Find out more by checking our flight insurance page.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to book Island Air Express flights at the moment?

Island Air Express is still operating and it is possible to book flights with this airline. You can book flights through Alternative Airlines, using the search form at the top of the page.

Where does Island Air Express fly to?

No other airlines operate scheduled passenger flights on the same route as Island Air Express. You can use the search form at the top of the page to find all the airlines that operate the route that you're looking to book. If no routes are available, you can try changing the dates of travel.