Alaska Airlines has announced it is working to hire back RavnAir Group employees in Kodiak who were laid off after Ravn halted all flight services and filed for bankruptcy, the company said.
Ravn employees at Kodiak airport were previously responsible for servicing Ravn turboprops as well as the daily Alaska Airlines jets from Anchorage.
Alaska Air said it plans to us Ravn employees to facilitate aircraft handling and cargo, but has to go through the hiring process.
Alaska Airlines said it is organizing a job fair to help connect laid-off Ravn employees across the state with other opportunities or companies.
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Airlines reduced daily flight service for Kodiak from two jets to one afternoon jet, five days per week. Freight flights to Kodiak have not been affected, says Thompson — they typically land Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Ravn said its intention is to hire back the laid off employees once the company is in a position to cover the costs of rehiring and resuming flight services.