For many Alaskans, travel by plane is essential for work, getting to medical appointments in Anchorage, or connecting with family in another part of the state. For visitors, plane travel helps maximize their limited time exploring the state, showcases spectacular views of the land, and gives an authentic peek into Alaskans’ air-centric lifestyle.
Regional air carrier Ravn Alaska is an aviation leader in Alaska, which is unique among states for its dependence on – and passion for – air travel.
Ravn Alaska's network offers flights to major Alaska cities such as Anchorage and Fairbanks, along with off-the-beaten path destinations throughout the northern and western parts of the state. Fly on a DeHavilland Dash-8 to and from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Homer, Valdez (with access to Prince Williams Sound), Dillingham (go in July to see the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery in full swing), and Unalakleet (experience the thrill of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in March or the bounty of a remote fishing lodge in July). Check Ravn Alaska's route map for the most current options.
The Ravn Alaska Experience
When you fly Ravn Alaska, you get to know Alaska from a decidedly local perspective. The overall experience is more intimate, as you’re sitting in a much smaller aircraft – typically a DeHavilland Dash 8 – that seats a maximum of 37.
Everything is more informal, from security procedures, to the boarding process (easy), and the friendly rapport between passengers and crew is evident. Ravn Alaska employees get to know their passengers, especially those commuting frequently. Some are even family members, as Ravn Alaska team members come from every community it serves. You’ll observe these relationships on display, highlighting the close connections Alaskans make even while living across a vast state.
Choosing to Fly
Adding Ravn Alaska flights into your schedule will help you cut down on travel time so that you can enjoy exploring more parts of the state. Many visitors are surprised at how long it takes to navigate the road system, so incorporating even one flight can help you fit more in. We’ve got a list of suggested itineraries to consider as you think about what your schedule will allow.
Flying on Ravn Alaska provides another benefit: the view! You’ll fly at lower elevations, enjoying miles of wilderness scenes out your window. Depending on your destination, you may see glaciers, winding rivers, lakes, tundra expanses, rolling hills, flower-dotted valleys, and epic mountains – the most impressive of all being Denali.
For travelers with unique destinations or time constraints, Ravn Alaska can arrange charters throughout Alaska and into Canada and the Lower 48. Gather a group of friends for a charter flight north to see the Northern Lights, or to Southeast Alaska to take in the sights of Glacier Bay.
For the best rates, book online at least 21 days in advance.
Keep in mind that weather affects Alaska airline travel. Ravn Alaska puts safety as its top priority, so there can be delays or cancellations if conditions are not conducive. For this reason, it’s best not to pack your schedule too tightly on either end of your flight. Be sure to reserve a day at the end of your trip, so that you can make your flight out of state without complications.
Ask questions! Fellow passengers will be glad to share advice and insights into Alaska.
Don’t pass up the cookies! Regular passengers know just how good these oversized treats are, with chocolate chip, snickerdoodle and “monster” being the most popular. Ravn Alaska serves almost half a million each year!
More about Ravn Alaska
Ravn Alaska serves many communities throughout the state with a focus on Safety and Customer Service. We offer scheduled passenger, cargo and mail service to 12 destinations throughout Alaska and growing. Service is offered onboard one of our ten De Havilland Dash 8 - 100 aircraft with the ability to seat up to 37 passengers. Our charter operations fly to any destination with acceptable landing conditions and facilities. This moniker is a nod to the aerial talents of the iconic Alaskan raven, its ubiquity throughout the state, and its importance in Alaska Native culture.