Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What aircraft is used for operations?

The SAAB 2000 will be returning to Unalaska and Dutch Harbor with our new flights.

How many aircraft do you have and operate?

Our fleet currently has two Saab 2000s and will grow as we add additional routes.

Who owns 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.

Who is Sterling Airways?

Sterling Airways is the airline certified by the Federal Aviation Authority and owned by Wexford Capital. 

When will flights start?

The first flight is planned and schedule for Wednesday November 16th. The planned schedule is as follows:

Departs ANCArrives DUTDeparts DUTArrives ANC
Does Aleutian Airways have a frequent flyer program?

We are planning to have our own Frequent Flyer Program in the future. 

How can I purchase tickets?

You may purchase your tickets through Aleutian Airlines website, or call our Call Center (833) 255-LINK or through your local travel agent, and other online travel agencies. 

Will our bags transfer if we are traveling beyond Anchorage?

Yes. Aleutian Airways has a ticketing and baggage agreement with Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines, allowing us to transfer bags for a connecting flight.

What is your baggage policy?

All passengers are allowed one free personal item and one free checked bag. Due to the weight and balance constraints on all aircraft flying to and from Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, our priority is to carry customer’s first bag and will guarantee that. We cannot guarantee transportation on the same flight for a second bag. Additional baggage may, however, be checked-in and accepted on a standby, space-available basis. You will be notified by Aleutian Airways about picking up standby baggage when it arrives. 

Do I have to pay for a second bag?

After the initial first free bag, a $40 baggage fee applies to the second checked bag and a $100 fee to the third bag and up.

Do you offer charter flights?

Yes, we offer charter flights to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. Other destinations will include but are not restricted to Cold Bay, Sandpoint, King Salmon, and Dillingham.

What are the seating dimensions of your aircraft?

We aim to serve all customers by providing a safe and comfortable flight. We require the purchase of an additional seat for any customer who cannot comfortably fit within one seat with the armrests in the down position. Please call Aleutian Airways reservations at 1-907-600-7090 with questions or to book a second seat.

Will Aleutian Airways accept the 49club or Alaska Airlines signature credit card program benefits?

Unfortunately, we are unable to do so, those programs are exclusive to Alaska Airlines.

What is the price of an Aleutian Airways ticket?

We will be offering, on a regular basis, promotional fares and our lowest regular fares will be from $659. As is normal and as in the past for Unalaska/Dutch Harbor the peak season fares will be higher, depending upon demand.

What is your pet policy?

We allow pets to be carried in the hold, with a maximum of two per flight. We also allow pets in the cabin. Both will have a fee of $95. Service animals are exempt from fees.

Unalaska/Dutch Harbor Questions

What have you done to ensure that Aleutian Airways and its SAAB 2000s can safely operate into and out of Dutch Harbor?

For our SAAB2000 operations into Dutch Harbor, in addition to hiring some of the most experienced Saab 2000 pilots familiar with operating to and from Dutch Harbor, our team worked closely with Saab, Rolls Royce, and its runway engineering and analysis partner AeroData, to ensure and validate that safe operations were possible for flights in and out of Tom Madsen Airport.

Will the Saab 2000 stop in either direction?

No, the Saab 2000 can safely operate in both directions without a technical stop to refuel. The Saab will be the fastest operating on the route.

What about our school/student travel requirements?

We will work closely with the School District and helping move the school’s sports teams.

What happens if I am ill and need to fly urgently?

We will be in close contact with Iliuliuk Family and Health Services, and we want to have in place a process to identify those that qualify for urgent medical travel in times of peak travel, those that are stable patients who require travel for time-sensitive, urgent/emergent medical care outside of Unalaska.  This will be designed only for those cases where a patient has been evaluated by an IFHS provider (MD, DO, NP, PA, or CNM) and deemed appropriate for the program.  The program will be coordinated through this process and will not available purely upon patient or family member request.