Servant Air

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Servant Air
Servant Air Logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
8D - -
Founded 1992
Hubs

Kodiak Airport

Manassas Airport
Destinations 7
Company slogan Connecting People
Headquarters Kodiak, Alaska, USA
Website www.servantair.com

Servant Air, Inc. is an American regional airline based in Alaska, USA. It operates domestic scheduled passenger and charter services. Its main base is Kodiak Airport (PADQ).

History

The airline was established in the spring of 1992 with a single Cessna 207. Currently, the airline fleet consists of a Cessna 185 Floatplane, and Cessna 206 and Cessna 207, Piper Lance, Britten Norman Islander, King Air 200's and King Air 100's operating scheduled and charter service to multiple villages on Kodiak Island.[1] From 2015 to 2016, Servant Air provided scheduled air service between Westchester County Airport (KHPN) and Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS) under the Beacon Air brand using King Air 200 aircraft.[2]

Hubs

The Servant Air main hub is located at Kodiak State Airport in Kodiak, Alaska. Facilities at the Kodiak hub include a terminal, a heavy maintenance facility, and hangar. Servant air also has hubs at Anchorage International Airport/ Lake Hood Airport and Washington Executive Airport. Seasonally, Servant air operates at Westchester County Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

Fleet

The Servant Air fleet includes Cessna 207, Piper Cherokee, Piper Lance, Britten Norman Islander, Cessna Grand Caravan, King Air 200, and King Air 100 aircraft.

Destinations

Servant Air offers scheduled passenger service to the following destinations in Alaska:[3]

  1. Akhiok (AKK) - Akhiok Airport
  2. Kodiak (ADQ) - Kodiak Airport (hub)
  3. Old Harbor (OLH) - Old Harbor Airport
  4. Ouzinkie (KOZ) - Ouzinkie Airport
  5. Port Lions (ORI) - Port Lions Airport

Servant Air also offers unscheduled passenger service to:

  1. Karluk (KYK) - Karluk Airport [not scheduled]
  2. Larsen Bay (KLN) - Larsen Bay Airport [not scheduled]

Former Servant Air scheduled passenger service:

  1. White Plains (HPN) - Westchester County Airport
  2. Boston (BOS) - Logan International Airport
  3. Weyers Cave (SHD) - Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
  4. Dulles (IAD) - Washington Dulles International Airport

Incidents

  • On January 6, 2008, Servant Air Flight 109 crashed just short of Kodiak Airport shortly after take off, en route to Homer, Alaska. Of the 9 passengers and the pilot aboard the Piper Navajo Chieftain, there were 4 survivors. According to the NTSB, the failure of the nose baggage door latching mechanism resulted in an inadvertent opening of the nose baggage door in flight. Contributing to the accident were the lack of information and guidance available to the operator and pilot regarding procedures to follow should a baggage door open in flight and an inadvertent aerodynamic stall. [4][5]

References

  1. ^ "About Servant Air". Archived from the original on June 20, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2008. 
  2. ^ Peterson, Barbara. "Inside Beacon Air, a New Members-Only Way to Fly". Conde Nast Traveler. 
  3. ^ "Summer Schedule: Effective April 4, 2012". Servant Air. August 3, 2012. Archived from the original on June 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Press Release: Loss of Servant Air flight 109". Archived from the original on July 3, 2008. Retrieved September 25, 2008. 
  5. ^ "NTSB Aviation Accident Database". 

External links

  • Official website
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