Alaska’s largest regional air carrier announced on Monday that it will temporarily cut 146 employees due to a sharp decline in air travel in Alaska amid the coronavirus emergency.
RavnAir Group said in a statement the company has been forced to “take immediate action and drastically cut costs,” reducing its flying schedule by about 30%.
“We have no further information at this time, because not all of our employees have been notified," Reinwand said.
RavnAir Group is comprised of RavnAir Alaska, PenAir and RavnAir Connect, according to its web page. It serves 115 communities and employs more than 1,300 Alaskans, according to Debbie Reinwand, a spokeswoman for the company.