Ravn Alaska (formerly Era Alaska) offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to more than 100 communities in the U.S. state of Alaska. The airline has a subsidiary airline in the form of Northern Pacific Airways.
The airline has been connecting some of the 'Last Frontier’s' most famous destinations, including Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Cordova, Homer, Valdez, Kenai, Kodiak and beyond. As well as scheduled passenger flights, Ravn Alaska offers cargo transportation for goods up to 6,000 pounds, and has private charter authority to fly in Alaska and Canada.
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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.
1 carry-on bag, (maximum size 18 inches long by 14 inches wide by 10 inches deep and maximum weight of 20 pounds)
1 personal item (coat or purse)
2 checked bags, up to 50 pounds each, free of charge on Ravn Alaska operated flights.
An excess baggage fee will be charged for each additional piece of checked baggage.
Excess charges apply only when travelling solely on Ravn Alaska-operated flights. Styrofoam containers will not be accepted for transport. 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: when check-in requirements are not met or you have exceeded the checked baggage piece limit (more than 2), it is possible your baggage may not arrive on your flight with you. If this occurs, your baggage will be sent on the next available flight, space permitting. It is the responsibility of the customer to return to the airport for the retrieval of the impacted baggage upon notification of arrival.
Ravn Alaska only has 1 cabin class which is Economy Class. There is in-flight service.
Passengers can enjoy their flight in Ravn Alaska’s only class; economy.
This is a simple but effective class which offers passengers an enjoyable and comfortable flight.
Passengers can enjoy the in-flight service, which includes complimentary soft drinks, and a selection of beers and wine available to purchase.
What are seats like?
The airline offers open seating, meaning that you choose a seat once onboard the aircraft.
Ravn Alaska has 2 options when checking in. Passengers can check in either online or at the airport, be sure to check the check-in desk times.
Online check-in is available via the Ravn Alaska website. When you purchase a Ravn Air flight with us, you can check-in online via the Ravn Alaska Website. Just use the information from your travel document to enter your flight details on the website and you'll be up and away!
Airport check-in times will depend on the airport you are departing from, and so it is advised to check on the airport's website.
Ravn Alaska has partnerships with Corvus Airlines, Hageland Aviation or Frontier Flying Service.
In March 2019, the airline announced a new codeshare with major airline Alaska Airlines starting 1st April 2019. This allows both airlines to share benefits from being able to sell space on both airlines. There are also many benefits for the passenger, such as being able to earn air miles on both airlines, and making reservations and check-ins from one simple portal.
Ravn Alaska connects remote communities and major cities in Alaska. To find out more information about flying internally within the US, read our page on domestic flying within the United States. It includes information on baggage and check-in times, the best airports to go to and of course, some FAQs!
Due to the 2021 pandemic, the airline massively scaled down their operations and now only operating to 11 destinations including Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Cordova, Homer, Valdez, Kenai, Kodiak and beyond.
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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is located 5 miles from the centre of Anchorage. The airline has three active runways and two passenger terminals. The south terminal serves domestic routes within the USA whereas the north terminal predominately accommodates international passengers. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is serving an average of over five million passengers annually.
12th November 2020
From June 2020, the airline experienced financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a sale process was initiated to help save the airline. In October 2020, the airline announced that it would be resuming flights by the end of that month, but on a single route: Anchorage to Unalaska. In November, it was announced that the airline will also be resuming flights to six communities in Alaska: Anchorage and Unalaska, Sand Point, Homer, Kenai and Valdez.
14th October 2020
The airline is set to resume scheduled flights between Anchorage and Unalaska by the end of October, with more scheduled passenger flights on the horizon. Although yet to be confirmed, it is believed that the initial plan is to fly Dash 8 airplanes between Anchorage and Unalaska. Eventually, the airline hopes to begin using larger aircraft again.
3rd June 2020
Today, Ravn Air Group, the parent company for Ravn Alaska, announced that the US bankruptcy court has authorised a sales process for its three subsidiary airlines and assets in order to keep the airline and company alive. Ravn Air Group has been given a deadline of 24th June to receive bids for the sale process.
5th April 2020
Ravn Air Group, the parent company for Ravn Alaska has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as it has struggled with financial difficulties since the loss of passenger sales throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the pandemic, like many other airlines, Ravn Alaska has seen passenger traffic drop by 90%.
While filing for any type of bankruptcy isn't good, Chapter 11 bankruptcy doesn't necessarily mean the end for the airline. This type of bankruptcy will involve the court helping the airline to reorganise its debts, with a possibility that the airline will survive.
Ravn Alaska's fleet consists of a mix of various different aircraft. The aircraft operates flights using Beechcraft, de Havilland, Cessna, Piper, Reim-Cessna and short aircraft. In total, Ravn Alaska has over 70 aircraft currently in its fleet. The capacity for each aircraft differs depending on the aircraft type, with some planes having the capacity for as little as five passengers and others having the capacity of up to 37.