Alaska Airlines is still canceling flights to and from Juneau. Winter weather throughout the country has left planes and their crews stranded.
COVID-positive travelers say Holland America helped them book travel on a state ferry and then an Alaska Airlines flight out of Juneau one day after their positive tests.
The large Air Force transport plane seen flying over downtown Juneau on Monday was a C-17, doing training exercises at the airport.
Alaska Seaplanes spokesperson Andy Kline said no one was inside of the plane and there was no damage to it. Kline said the plane was checked out and is operational.
There were six people on board: five passengers and a pilot. The airline said no one was injured.
City Emergency Manager Robert Barr said he doesn’t expect to see any major changes in numbers until children under 12 can get the vaccine. But at this point, that’s not likely to happen before September.
According to the workers union that represents the company’s ground employees, two employees tested positive. Both are back at work.
To date, 34 Juneau residents have tested positive for the virus since March. According to city data 32 of them have recovered.
The grant will cover replacing a hangar built in 1966 that was later repurposed to store sand and chemicals. The project is expected to have significant impact on the local economy.
Both city-owned enterprises are seeing more traffic and more revenue from their users, and their budgets are growing along with them.