The state’s reliance on air travel sets it apart from the contiguous states.
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s shutdown of regional service till March is having ripple effects for Southeast Alaska’s miners. Some of the 30 or so miners living in Haines are struggling to get to work — and keep their jobs.
Harris Air is grounding its Sitka-based fleet after 20 years of passenger service. The move leaves some Southeast Alaska communities with only one option for commuter flights.
Almost a year after Haines was left with only one option for flying in and out, there’s a new airline in town. Sitka-based Harris Air began flying to Haines in late December.
Wings of Alaska will shut its doors after the last scheduled flight lands in Juneau on Friday, with Gustavus-based Fjord Flying Services taking over Saturday.