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An Era Aviation Dash 8 100 on final. (Photo: Frank Kovalchek from Anchorage, Alaska, USA (ERA Aviation prop plane landing at ANC) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Ravn Alaska Returns to the Sky After Shutdown

One of the earliest, and perhaps most vital airline victims of the Covid-19 pandemic has returned to the skies. Ravn Alaska returned to the skies over the northernmost state this past Friday. The airline restarted operations with a charter flight from Anchorage to Dutch Harbor, with a deHaviland Dash 8. The airline is still waiting for regulatory approval for scheduled operations but will ramp up charter flights in preparation for a return to scheduled flights. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic,…

Low-Cost Canadian Carrier CanJet Indefinitely Ceases Operations

This week the Canadian airline, CanJet, has finally called it quits. The leisure and charter carrier was a shell of its former self and after multiple cuts which slowed but didn’t stop the financial bleeding, president Stephenn Rowe pulled the plug. The 13 year old carrier based in Halifax, Nova…