Here’s how small airlines in Alaska are surviving the pandemic travel slow-down | Alaska Insight

Air travel came to a halt last year as the pandemic caused closures across the country. In rural Alaska, where planes are a lifeline for many communities, airlines had to pivot and adjust to the changes quickly.

Aviation journalist and author of the book, “The Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska” Colleen Mondor and commercial pilot Jamie Klaes join Lori Townsend to discuss the challenges companies face and the importance of a healthy aviation industry.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.

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