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Grant Aviation Merges with Tanana Air Service and Shannon’s Air Taxi

Jan 14, 2022 | News, Transportation


To better serve Bristol Bay communities, Grant Aviation is joining forces with Tanana Air Service and Shannon’s Air Taxi. The two companies now operate under the Grant Aviation name. 

Continuing Previous Routes

“Grant Aviation, Tanana Air Service, and Shannon’s Air Taxi’s missions and teams are a natural fit, and we look forward to the benefits this partnership will provide to Bristol Bay communities,” says Grant Aviation President & CEO Rob Kelley. “Tanana Air Service and Shannon’s Air Taxi have a great track record in Bristol Bay, and we’re excited to bring their experienced, skilled team on board.”

With this merger, Bristol Bay communities can expect Tanana Air Service and Shannon’s Air Taxi’s familiar service now backed by Grant’s reliability, affordable flights, and commitment to customer service. All Tanana and Shannon employees have been invited to be a part of the Grant team.

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Grant plans to continue service on Tanana and Shannon’s previous routes, connecting residents and visitors alike with its network of destinations across Alaska. New customers in Bristol Bay will also be eligible to earn free travel through Grant’s Quyana Rewards program.

“It’s been an honor to serve Bristol Bay, and I am pleased to be joining with Grant to continue serving the region,” says Tanana Air Service and Shannon’s Air Taxi owner Eric L. Shade. “With the best of Tanana Air Service, Shannon’s Air Taxi and Grant combined, I’m confident that our teams will be able to grow and provide even better service to Bristol Bay.”

An Alaska-owned and operated company, Grant’s mission to provide safe, reliable, and comfortable air travel and hassle-free approach defines its 50-year track record of serving Alaskans. Grant recognizes that air travel is a necessity, not a luxury, and takes seriously its responsibility to deliver mail, food, health care, medicine, and transportation to rural Alaskans.

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