Alaska Airlines asks for Juneau airport expansion delay

Alaska Airlines has asked the Juneau International Airport Board to delay the terminal expansion project, cut the airport budget or reduce staff to cover the increased cost of electricity over the next few months. The airline says it fears for its bottom line and is concerned it could get stuck with higher fees in the aftermath of avalanches that severed Juneau’s connection to comparatively inexpensive hydropower.

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau