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|Hubs||Anchorage, Alaska, Boston Logan International Airport|
|Secondary hubs||King Salmon, Alaska, Dillingham, Alaska, Cold Bay, Alaska, Dutch Harbor, Alaska|
|Frequent-flyer program||Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan|
|Company slogan||The Spirit of Alaska|
|Headquarters||Anchorage, Alaska, USA|
Peninsula Airways, doing business as PenAir, is an American airline headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. It is Alaska's second largest commuter airline operating an extensive scheduled passenger and cargo service, as well as charter and medevac services. Its main base is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, with hubs at Dillingham Airport, Unalaska Airport, King Salmon Airport and Cold Bay Airport.
Orin Seybert founded Peninsula Airways. He was 19 years old, living in Pilot Point, Alaska and owned a 1946 two-seat Taylorcraft. In 1956, a four-seat Piper Tri-Pacer was purchased, and the company was named Peninsula Airways.
On March 1, 1965 Peninsula Airways became incorporated and purchased the fixed base operation in King Salmon, which included the Chevron Airport Dealership.
Peninsula Airways became a full-time subcontractor to Reeve Aleutian Airways, meeting Reeveís certificate obligations to Chignik, Perryville and Ivanoff Bay.
Peninsula Airways acquired all assets of Tibbetts-Herre Airmotive, which had operated from Naknek since 1950. By 1973, regular service was provided between King Salmon and the Pribilof Island communities, St. Paul and St. George. Charter service was also extended into the Aleutian Islands, Dutch Harbor, Atka and Adak, with Grumman Super Widgeons.
Two Grumman Goose aircraft were purchased from Reeve Aleutian Airways, and the sub-contract was expanded to cover all locations certificated to Reeve throughout the Alaskan Peninsula and Aleutian Islands. This required setting up an operating base at Cold Bay, with hangars, offices and employee housing.
The Civil Aeronautics Board awarded a Part 401 ìCertificate of Public Convenience and Necessityî to Peninsula Airways, and all aircraft operations were conducted under Part 135 of the Federal Air Regulations.
Peninsula Airways acquired its first turbine aircraft: a Cessna Conquest operated out of Cold Bay. Peninsula Airways was the first Alaskan air carrier to qualify for CAB Part 419 subsidy, allowing the airline to perform Essential Air Service to Atka, St. George and Kodiak Island.
Peninsula Airways acquired all assets of Air Transport Service, Inc., based in Kodiak. Included in the deal was a hangar and office facility with approximately six aircraft and scheduled year-round service to all points on the Island. Anchorage base was started with two Cessna Conquest turbo-props offering charter service from Anchorage to the Pribilof Islands. Scheduled service from Anchorage to King Salmon and Dillingham was added a year later.
The first Fairchild "Metroliner" was put in service.
Several bush operators in Dillingham had their certificates revoked by the FAA, prompting Peninsula Airways to set up an operation there. A hangar and aircraft were purchased and service to the surrounding communities began.
Peninsula Airways was contracted by Exxon to support the "Exxon Valdez" oil spill cleanup. Also, at this time, a contract was awarded to PenAir by Alaska Regional Hospital to provide 24-hour medevac service. PenAir operations were inspected and approved by Exxon Corporation, U.S. Office of Aircraft Services, U.S. Department of Defense, and 2 FAA NASIP "white glove" inspections.
Peninsula Airways began doing business as PenAir and became a code-share and mileage plan partner with Alaska Airlines.
PenAir transitioned to FAA Part 121 regulations, operating under both Part 135 and 121. PenAir was the first regional airline in the United States to make the 10-19 seat required conversion, including a dispatch department.
PenAir acquired two Saab 340B aircraft and in 1998 moved into a new hangar/office complex in Anchorage, Alaska.
PenAir retired the last Fairchild "Metroliner" from service.
PenAir is Alaska's second largest commuter airline, operating a fleet of 40 aircraft and providing scheduled service to 36 communities throughout Southwest Alaska. PenAir was the second airline in the state to receive the Medallion Shield Award.
PenAir has recently decided to repaint all aircraft with a new paint scheme. The paint scheme was copied from corporate flown SAAB 2000's. Saab 340B N424XJ is in the SOL Lineas Areas Livery without the SOL titles.
As of March 2013 the PenAir fleet includes:
- 15 Saab 340
PenAir is one of the very last airlines in the world to operate the venerable Grumman G-21A Goose on scheduled flights. The amphibious aircraft is still used to resupply remote coastal locations where no land-based airstrip exists.
- Akutan (KQA) – Akutan Seaplane Base (to Dutch Harbor) 
- Anchorage (ANC) – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (Hub) (to Aniak, Cold Bay, Dillingham, King Salmon, McGrath, St. George, St. Paul, Sand Point, Unalakleet)
- Aniak (ANI) – Aniak Airport (to Anchorage)
- Blue Mountain (VBM) – Blue Mountain Airport (to King Salmon) 
- Chignik Bay (KCG) – Chignik Bay Airport (to King Salmon) 
- Chignik Lagoon (KCL) – Chignik Lagoon Airport (to King Salmon) 
- Chignik Lake (KCQ) – Chignik Lake Airport (to King Salmon) 
- Cold Bay (CDB) – Cold Bay Airport (Hub) (to Anchorage, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, Port Moller, Sand Point) 
- Dillingham (DLG) – Dillingham Airport (Hub) (to Anchorage, Ekwok, King Salmon, Koliganek, Manokotak, New Stuyahok, Togiak, Twin Hills) 
- Dutch Harbor / Unalaska (DUT) – Unalaska Airport (Hub) (to Akutan, Nikolski) 
- Egegik (EGX) – Egegik Airport (to King Salmon) 
- Ekwok (KEK) – Ekwok Airport (to Dillingham) 
- False Pass (KFP) – False Pass Airport (to Cold Bay) 
- Igiugig (IGG) – Igiugig Airport (to King Salmon) 
- King Cove (KVC) – King Cove Airport (to Cold Bay) 
- King Salmon (AKN) – King Salmon Airport (Hub) (to Anchorage, Blue Mountain, Chignik Bay, Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Lake, Dillingham, Egegik, Igiugig, Levelock, Perryville, Pilot Point, Port Heiden, South Naknek, Ugashik) 
- Koliganek (KGK) – Koliganek Airport (to Dillingham) 
- Levelock (KLL) – Levelock Airport (to King Salmon) 
- Manokotak (KMO) – Manokotak Airport (to Dillingham) 
- McGrath (MCG) – McGrath Airport (to Anchorage) 
- Nelson Lagoon (NLG) – Nelson Lagoon Airport (to Cold Bay) 
- New Stuyahok (KNW) – New Stuyahok Airport (to Dillingham) 
- Nikolski (IKO) – Nikolski Air Station (to Dutch Harbor) 
- Perryville (KPV) – Perryville Airport (to King Salmon) 
- Pilot Point (PIP) – Pilot Point Airport (to King Salmon) 
- Port Heiden (PTH) – Port Heiden Airport (to King Salmon) 
- Port Moller (PML) – Port Moller Airport (to Cold Bay) 
- Sand Point (SDP) – Sand Point Airport (to Anchorage, Cold Bay)
- South Naknek (WSN) – South Naknek Airport (to King Salmon) 
- St. George (STG) – St. George Airport (to Anchorage, St. Paul)
- St. Paul (SNP) – St. Paul Island Airport (to Anchorage, St. George)
- Togiak (TOG) – Togiak Airport (to Dillingham) 
- Twin Hills (TWA) – Twin Hills Airport (to Dillingham) 
- Ugashik (UGB) – Ugashik Bay Airport (to King Salmon) 
- Unalakleet (UNK) – Unalakleet Airport (to Anchorage, Aniak)
Former destinations in Alaska:
- Aleknagik (WKK) – Aleknagik Airport
- Atka (AKB) – Atka Airport
- Bartletts / Egegik (BSZ) – Bartletts Airport
- Big Creek (BIC)
- Cape Newenham (EHM) – Cape Newenham LRRS Airport
- Cinder River (RCP)
- Clarks Point (CLP) – Clarks Point Airport
- Coffee Point (CFA)
- Painter Creek (PCE)
- Portage Creek (PCA) – Portage Creek Airport
- Wildman Lake (EWD)
Northeastern United States 
- Bar Harbor (BHB) - Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (to Boston) 
- Boston (BOS) – Logan International Airport (Hub) (to Bar Harbor, Plattsburgh, Presque Isle) 
- Long Island/Islip (ISP) - Long Island MacArthur Airport (to Boston) (begins July 25, 2013)
- Plattsburgh (PBG) – Plattsburgh International Airport (to Boston) 
- Presque Isle (PQI) - Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque Isle (to Boston) 
Community awareness 
PenAir, along with Bering Air, Frontier Flying Service, Grant Aviation, Northern Air Cargo, and Ryan Air, participates in the Flying Can service, which allows rural Alaskan communities to recycle aluminum cans and now number 1 PET bottles in cooperation with Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling.
- On May 3, 1996, at 1630 Alaska daylight time, a retractable gear, wheel equipped Swearingen Metroliner III, model SW-4, N670PA, registered to and operated by Penair of Anchorage, Alaska, dragged a wing and landed hard while attempting to land on runway 11 at the New St. George Airport, St. George, Alaska. The hard landing collapsed the right main landing gear and nose landing gear. The scheduled commuter flight, operating under 14 CFR Part 135, departed St. Paul, Alaska, and the destination was St. George. A visual flight rules flight plan was in effect. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the St. George Airport. The certificated airline transport captain, the first officer, and the eleven passengers were not injured. The airplane received substantial damage. The Captain stated he was manipulating the controls at the time of the accident.
- On October 10, 2001 PenAir 340 stalled after takeoff from Dillingham Airport and slammed into the ground in a similar way of Turkish Flight 1951 but nobody survived the hard crash in the Cessna 208 Caravan.
- On April 9, 2008 a Grumman G-21A Goose registered N471 was landing at Unalaska Airport in the Aleutian Islands when an unexpected truck crossed the runway despite the runway warning lights (strobes) of incoming aircraft. The wheels of the Grumman G-21A Goose touched the roof of the truck and the plane tumbled onto the runway. The 9 people aboard the aircraft suffered only minor injuries and the truck driver was safe. The aircraft was badly damaged but not written off. The safety gates at the end of the runway had not functioned for some time and there was a reliance on the strobe lights to indicate incoming aircraft. Since that incident, fully functioning safety gates have been placed at far ends of the three (3) access roads to the runway access. Concerns still rest with traffic that gets 'stuck' in-between the safety gates after the gates are closed.
- "Contact Us." PenAir. Retrieved on July 16, 2009.
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. pp. 62–63.
- "PenAir's Fleet". Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- "Mainline Schedule (Alaska)" (PDF). PenAir. February 29, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
- "Air Taxi Timetable (Alaska)" (PDF). PenAir. October 21, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
- "East Coast Schedule". PenAir. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
- "Alaskan airline to begin service in Presque Isle, Bar Harbor". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
- Tuttle, Logan (16 June 2010). "Rural recycling finds a PET project". The Arctic Sounder (Alaska Newspapers, Inc.). Retrieved 16 October 2010.