Japan Airlines Will Continue Alaska Flights

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Japan Airlines will continue to fly to Alaska.  Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Deb Hickock says the troubled Japanese carrier, has scheduled Fairbanks flights for this winter despite bankruptcy reorganization and significant downsizing.

Hickock says the number of Fairbanks winter flights, which begin after Christmas, is comparable to last year.  J.A.L. also flies to Anchorage and Fairbanks during the summer. Meanwhile, Germany’s Condor Airlines will continue flying four summertime flights per week to Alaska in 2011.  Three will go direct to Anchorage, with the fourth stopping in Fairbanks as usual, but Hickock says there’s a change in the flight pattern.

Condor will also run a separate weekly direct flight to Whitehorse.

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