They’re fixing the runway. Above, a long shot of the Ralph Wien Airport. There is a scheduled closure for Alaska Airlines‘ jet service. Alaska’s partner, Era Alaska, will be operating supplemental service between Kotzebue and Fairbanks using a Dash-8 with 29 seats. You can see in the photo the gravel runway to the left of the paved slab.
Outbound: Fairbanks-Kozebue Era flight #728, dep 11:15am, arr Kotzebue at 1:00pm
Return: Kotzebue-Fairbanks Era flight #729, dep 1:45pm, arr Fairbanks at 3:30pm
Travelers departing Anchorage can travel on flight #780/#781.
These supplemental flights are available only on the following dates when the main runway is closed to jet traffic:
Aug. 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 24, 25, 28 and 29, 2011. Also on Sept. 2, 2011.
Photo at right: “Front Street” in Kotzebue.
If you’re planning to fly into Kotzebue on these days, be sure and sign up for Era Alaska‘s frequent flyer plan, FlyAwayRewards. It’s the quickest way to earn free travel to nearly 100 communities throughout Alaska, including Kaktovik, Kodiak, Kotzebue…and villages that start with OTHER letters besides “K”! OK? See you on board!
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