MCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8744 posts, RR: 12 Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4119 times:
With ERA Alaska becoming more and more famous, is it possible that they might wanna purchase some more a/c to expand. They have a lot of 1900C/D's and Cessna Caravan's. Is it possible they might aquire more a/c or serve more cities??
as77w From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4088 times:
Era Alaska is actually the result of a merger that occured several years ago with Frontier Flying Service and Hageland Aviation. They already have a decent sized fleet for the kind of operations they conduct, with the 208s and 1900s you mentioned as well as a handful of Dash 8s and PA-31s. I don't believe they have any plans for expansion on the horizon. I was going to reference a couple things I read recently in a thread about expansion in ANC, so take a look at it.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 15355 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3644 times:
Quoting as77w (Reply 1): Era Alaska is actually the result of a merger that occured several years ago with Frontier Flying Service and Hageland Aviation
Wasn't it really more of a three-way deal with Era Aviation, Frontier Flying Service and Hageland (even though Era was in bankruptcy at the time and was really just being picked up for the planes and the name only)?
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JetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1719 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3440 times:
Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 5): In this season of Flying Wild Alaska, Eric Snuggerud, the lead pilot out of Bethel, flies one.
He was having a bit of trouble on last fridays episode trying to get out of Bethel.
Anyway, they already have a very good set-up for their operation. They also have a codeshare with Alaska out of ANC, I believe. The only thing I could see them doing would be getting newer models to replace some of the older 207's and 208's
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L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1727 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
I was disappointed when they got rid of their Convair 580s a couple of years ago. They were much more comfortable than the Dash 8s. And I enjoyed their sightseeing flights on their 2 DC-3s, which were sometimes used as substitutions on scheduled routes, as I was told. It's a shame that they are gone.