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With Ravn Out, Grant Aviation Steps Up in Kenai

Oct 18, 2023 | News, Transportation

A fleet of Cessna 208B Grand Caravans serves communities throughout the Kenai Peninsula, Bristol Bay, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and the Aleutian Chain.

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Recognizing a need in the community, Grant Aviation announced fifty additional flights each week between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula.

Flights Follow Ravn’s Exit

Beginning Saturday, October 21, Grant is offering up to fifty additional flights per week between Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and the Kenai Municipal Airport. The additional flights equate to a nearly 30 percent increase in service over current levels.

The news came a week after Ravn Alaska, which employed seventeen people at the Kenai Municipal Airport, announced it would cease to operate at the airport after October 20, citing a nationwide pilot shortage as the primary reason for the decision. 

“This is a route many of our customers count on, so we are grateful to be able to provide more service to the communities of the Kenai Peninsula when it is needed most,” says Dan Knesek, Vice President of Commercial for Grant Aviation. “I also want to thank the incredible, hard-working professionals at Grant, who, along with our loyal customers, allow us to make this positive change.”

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Grant is exploring opportunities to expand its service on this route beyond the fifty additional flights.

The short, 35-minute Kenai-Anchorage route is one used by residents of numerous Kenai Peninsula communities looking to avoid the Seward Highway, as well as by oil and gas workers and other professionals who rely on dependable service as part of their regular commute.

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