A new airline partnership will make for more seamless travel for passengers who take trips that involve flights on Alaska Airlines and flights on airlines that are part of Ravn Air Group.
The agreement, which Ravn announced Thursday, is effective April 1. Ravn Air Group includes flights on Ravn Alaska and also PenAir.
People on multi-leg flights to and from more remote parts of Alaska typically have to book separate tickets from Ravn or PenAir and Alaska Airlines if their trip involves a connection between the two. Under the new partnership, booking and flying will be easier and more streamlined to and from 15 communities in the state.
Those communities will now show up as part of the Alaska Airlines network on the company’s website and app when customers browse and book tickets.
“Ultimately what that means is, it’s going to be easier and more convenient to travel in our state and beyond,” said Ravn Air Group CEO Dave Pflieger. “We’ve added 15 destinations to the Alaska Airlines network, for all intents and purposes.”
Passengers will be able to earn Alaska Airlines miles from Ravn and PenAir flights. Also under the new partnership, baggage will be checked through to the traveler’s final destination.
Alaska communities that will be served by the partnership are Aniak, Bethel, Cold Bay, Dillingham, Homer, Kenai, King Salmon, Kodiak, Kotzebue, McGrath, Sand Point, St. Marys, St. Paul, Unalakleet and Valdez.
Ravn Air Group is Alaska’s largest regional airline.