Adak will keep its jet service for another year. The federal Department of Transportation awarded Alaska Airlines a $1.6 million contract on Tuesday to continue flying to the community as part of the Essential Air Service program.
Alaska Airlines was the lowest bidder and the only one to offer combined cargo and passenger service. The community and local businesses strongly endorsed the company’s proposal. Offshore Systems Inc wrote in a letter to the DOT that as they prepare a marine support services base in Adak, “reliable, consistent and proven air service… is critical to [the] venture’s success.”
Alaska Airlines will fly to Adak twice a week using a Boeing 737 Combi plane.