Ravn’s network expansion to McGrath begins

Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest regional airline, today (Oct. 15th, 2018) announced the launch of its nonstop service to McGrath. Beginning October 15, 2018, Ravn’s network expansion to McGrath kicked off with Ravn operating three roundtrip, nonstop flights from Anchorage to McGrath every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tickets are on sale now at www.flyravn.com. Everyday low fares from Anchorage to McGrath will start from $158.00 one way.*
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Ravn its first Essential Air Service (EAS) contract to support the airline’s expansion to McGrath, a city and village on the Kuskokwim River located 221 miles northwest of Anchorage. Ravn takes over service from PenAir, which previously provided EAS to McGrath.
“We are thrilled to begin service to McGrath this week, and we could not be more excited to provide safe, affordable and reliable service to this vibrant community,” said Ravn’s President and CEO Dave Pflieger. “We’d also like to thank the U.S. Department of Transportation for placing its confidence in Ravn and look forward to delivering continued enhancements across our growing network,” added Pflieger.
Alaskans everywhere are invited to check out Ravn’s convenient flight schedules, fares and FlyAway frequent flyer rewards program at flyravn.com.
“Safe, reliable, year-round air service is essential to the survival of our community,” said McGrath Mayor Ralph Morgan who, along with the McGrath Native Village Council, recommended Ravn to the Department of Transportation as part of its EAS carrier selection.
All flights will be aboard Ravn’s fleet of Bombardier Dash-8 (de Havilland DHC-8) aircraft operated by highly-experienced pilots. On board, passengers are provided Ravn’s signature beverage and snack service, which includes fresh baked cookies, a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, beer from the Alaskan Brewing Company, wine and GoPicnic snacks. Passengers on all Ravn Alaska flights are eligible to earn and redeem FlyAway Rewards as part of Ravn’s frequent flyer program.