Aleutian Airways to Launch Service November 16

Fares start at $659, and the first bag flies free!

Aleutian Airways, powered by Sterling Airways, announced today that scheduled service between Anchorage and Dutch Harbor, Alaska, will launch Wednesday, November 16. The initial schedule will offer daily flights, Monday-Friday, between the two destinations with fares starting as low as $659. Each passenger is allowed one personal item and one checked bag under 50 lbs. at no additional charge. All flights will be operated using Saab 2000 aircraft.

Departure and arrival times are as follows:

  • Depart Anchorage at 7:15 a.m.
  • Arrive in Dutch Harbor at 9:45 a.m.
  • Depart Dutch Harbor at 10:45 a.m.
  • Arrive in Anchorage at 1:00 p.m.

Reservations will open early next week on, online travel agency sites and through local travel agents. A follow-up announcement will be sent when booking tools are available.

“We are excited to answer the community’s call for more flight options in and out of Dutch Harbor/Unalaska and the surrounding communities,” said Wayne Heller, CEO and President. “We know that the region will be gearing up for its busy travel season, and we want the community to know that Aleutian will be here, focused on providing safe, dependable travel options to all our new customers.”

The Saab 2000 offers a faster, truly non-stop experience to travelers, giving them more time on the ground and making Aleutian Airways “The Strongest Link in the Chain”. Currently, charter flights can be booked to most major destinations throughout Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Quotes can be requested at

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About Aleutian Airways
Aleutian Airways, operated by Sterling Airways, is a joint venture between several veteran airline investors and operators including Wexford Capital, McKinley Alaska Private Investment and Alaska Seaplanes, to answer the community’s need for airline service to the Aleutian Islands as well as other destinations throughout Alaska. 

About Sterling Airways
Sterling Airways, a portfolio company of Wexford Capital LP, has the mission to set a new standard in aviation. Led by a team of experienced airline professionals, Sterling provides the highest level of safety, customer service and professionalism in the industry. For more information visit

About Wexford Capital LP
Wexford is an SEC-registered, value-oriented multi-strategy investment firm that has been capturing risk-adjusted returns across public and private markets since its inception in 1994. The firm has offices in West Palm Beach, FL, Greenwich, CT, and Oklahoma City, OK. Wexford maintains a highly opportunistic approach to investing, centered on buying quality assets at attractive prices. The transportation sector, and in particular the airline industry, is one of Wexford’s core areas of expertise. Wexford has a long track record of investing in the airline industry, such as founding and driving the transformation of Republic Airways into a regional airline with over 200+ modern regional jets. For more information, visit  

About McKinley Alaska Private Investment
McKinley Alaska Private Investment is an Anchorage-based private investment firm using proven and reliable investment experience paired with Alaska connectivity to identify private equity, venture capital, and direct lending opportunities in or for the benefit of Alaska. McKinley Alaska is part of the McKinley Management, LLC family of companies including McKinley Capital Management, LLC and McKinley Research Group, LLC. For more information, visit

About Alaska Seaplanes
Founded in 1997, Alaska Seaplanes operates from its hub in Juneau, connecting 14 communities with passenger and cargo service on a year-round basis, utilizing both floatplane and IFR wheel plane service.   For more information, visit