Ravn Alaska announced that beginning Feb. 15, it will offer round-trip, Dash-8 service between Kotzebue and Anchorage, five days a week.
With this direct service, Anchorage travelers will have more options and access to travel in the Northwest Arctic region of Alaska. This new route is now available to book online.
“We were looking for a new opportunity to complement the existing service options and this was a perfect fit,” said Ravn Air Group CEO Bob Hajdukovich.
“The flight will also offer great connections for charters, and other smaller flights from the Kotzebue hub.”
The new service route will additionally support Ravn Alaska’s air cargo services. From Anchorage, the flight will offer a convenient mid-morning departure and return from Kotzebue in the early afternoon.
Kotzebue sits 26 miles above the Arctic Circle and its community is one of the largest populations of Alaska Native people in the state. The town is known for its robust flora and wildlife, history and culture as well as access to the Noatak National Preserve, Kobuk Valley National Park and Cape Krusenstern National Monument. Kotzebue is also the location of the new Northwest Arctic Heritage Center, operated by the National Park Service and NANA Regional Corporation.
The added direct route will also benefit residents of Ambler, Buckland, Deering, Kiana, Kivalina, Kobuk, Noatak, Noorvik, Point Hope, Selawik, Shungnak and Kotzebue with a convenient mid-day, non-stop flight to Anchorage departing Kotzebue at 1 p.m. and arriving in Anchorage at 3:10 p.m.
The direct flights will be available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, leaving Anchorage at 10:15 a.m. and arriving in Kotzebue at 12:25 p.m.; departing Kotzebue at 1 p.m. and arriving in Anchorage at 3:10 p.m.