The only air carrier for the Pribilof Islands is asking for financial support to keep its remote market afloat. PenAir has requested the U.S. Department of Transportation subsidize flights to St. Paul and St. George Islands, which are guaranteed Essential Air Service.
U Pop Em has moved from their location in the Dillingham harbor where they have sold fireworks since 1993. In more than two decades of experience, owners Billie Benedict and Paul Peck have learned a lot about how to run a fireworks business in rural Alaska.
On Mother's Day, the routine for many in urban Alaska or the lower 48 is to call a florist, order an arrangement, and have it delivered, maybe with a note. Now one Bethel businesswoman has brought that service to the YK Delta.
ACE Air Cargo has signed an agreement with the U. S. Postal Service to deliver mail to Unalaska starting June 1. That is also the day that Pen Air will stop its cargo service between Unalaska and Anchorage.
Facing a roomful of frustrated customers, Danny Seybert says airline waiting on fifth Saab 2000 to come into service as a spare, which should alleviate some of the many mechanical delays. "I made a $27 million investment into aviation in Bristol Bay and the Aleutians. I have a commitment to aviation and I have a commitment to this community," he said.