Fairbanks Tour of Planes that will Replace Jets

Alaska Airlines officials say they will provide warm boarding for Fairbanks customers when the company makes the switch from jets to turboprop aircraft on flights to Anchorage.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS- Alaska Airlines officials say they will provide warm boarding for Fairbanks customers when the company makes the switch from jets to turboprop aircraft on flights to Anchorage.

Alaska Airlines starting in March will fly 76-seat Bombardier Q400s on most routes between Fairbanks and Anchorage. They will be operated by Horizon Air.
The change was met with skepticism. Passengers say they don't want to cross an icy tarmac to board a plane when temperatures reach 40 below zero.
The company Monday flew a Q400 to Fairbanks for tours.
Horizon Air President Glenn Johnson says the change is expected to cut costs by 30 percent.
Johnson said a temperature-controlled passageway will be provided and the company will find a way to accommodate disabled passengers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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