RavnAir ceases all operations and lays off staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic


ANCHOR, Alaska (KTUU) – RavnAir Group announced on Sunday that due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the loss of 90% of passenger revenues, it will park 72 of its planes, stop all operations and temporarily lay off all remaining staff.
In a statement released early Sunday afternoon, a spokesman for the RavnAir group said the company will “temporarily lay off all remaining staff until the company is able to cover the costs of rehiring, resuming flights and operating in the many communities it serves. all over the state. “
This includes the three airlines belonging to the RavnAir group – RavnAir Alaska, PenAir and RavnAir Connect.
The company said in the press release that this action allows the RavnAir group to “suspend” and wait for a word on its requests for subsidy from the federal CARES law and other sources of financial aid which will enable it to overcome the crisis of coronavirus and successfully restart operations.
Ravn said he has been in contact with other CEOs of other air carriers in the state of Alaska since last Thursday to help establish new or alternative air service where possible.
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