Kenai Board Approves Kenai Aviation Agreements

Kenai Board Approves Kenai Aviation Agreements

The airline plans to start offering flights in May

Residents of the Kenai Peninsula will have a new way to get to Anchorage in May, following the green light from the Kenai City Council on April 20 regarding agreements between the city and Kenai Aviation. Beginning the first week of May, Kenai Aviation will offer two daily return flights between Kenai and Anchorage, Monday through Friday.

According to a proposed schedule prepared for the board by Kenai Aviation, the airline will also offer flights between Anchorage and Homer, as well as between Anchorage and Valdez. According to booking information provided on the Kenai Aviation website, one-way flights between Kenai and Anchorage cost around $120, while one-way flights between Homer and Anchorage cost around $200.

The airline, which claims to be the oldest operating family business in the city of Kenai, will join Grant Aviation and Ravn Alaska in operating out of Kenai Municipal Airport. Kenai Aviation also offers air charters, flight tours and flight training.

Council member Henry Knackstedt said the extended opening and service hours at Valdez will allow the new airline to be competitive, but will also provide new opportunities for customers.

Board member Teea Winger, who said she supported the addition of the airline, said she was able to meet the owners of the airline and tour one of their planes.

“I think it’s great to see Kenai Aviation growing its business,” Winger said.

The full Kenai City Council meeting can be viewed on the city’s YouTube channel.

Contact reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at [email protected]

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