Alaska Central Express

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Alaska Central Express
Alaska Central Express Logo 2010.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
KO AER Ace Air
Founded 1996
Operating bases Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Fleet size 7
Destinations 35
Headquarters Anchorage, Alaska
ACE turboprop landing at Anchorage

Alaska Central Express (IATA: KOICAO: AERCall sign: Ace Air) is an airline based at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.[1] It is an Alaskan-owned cargo and small package express service. Its main base is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.[2]


The airline was created in 1996 when the certificate was bought from the Part 135 operator Alaska Central Express formerly located in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Much of the original pilots, staff, mechanics, and equipment including three Raytheon Beechcraft 1900Cs came from MarkAir Express, a subsidiarity of the bankrupt "MarkAir" . In 2007 with the purchase of N115AX a 'combi' Passenger/Cargo Beech 1900C, ACE Air Cargo began charter passenger flights. As of present, Alaska Central Express owns seven airplanes with plans for future expansion.


Alaska Central Express operates freight services to the following domestic scheduled destinations (at January 2005)[citation needed]: Anchorage, Aniak, Atmautluak, Bethel, Chefornak, Chevak, Cold Bay, Dillingham, Dutch Harbor, Eek, Hooper Bay, Juneau, Ketchikan, King Salmon, Kipnuk, Kodiak, Kongiganak, Kwigillingok, Marshall, Newtok, Nightmute, Petersburg, Port Heiden, Quinhagak, Sand Point, Scammon Bay, Sitka, St George Island, St Paul Island, Togiak, Toksook Bay, Tuntutuliak, Tununak, Wrangell and Yakutat.

Old Logo


The Alaska Central Express fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of March 2014):[2]

Alaska Central Express Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Notes
Raytheon Beech 1900C Airliner 7
Total 7

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 22 January 2010, an Alaska Central Express Beechcraft 1900C operating as Flight 22 crashed in the sea off the end of the runway seconds after taking off at Sand Point airport, killing both crew.[3][4]

On March 8, 2013 ACE Beech 1900C (N116AX) operating as Flight 51 from King Salmon (PAKN) to Dillingham (PADL) crashed near the Muklung Hills-Aleknagik, the only two persons on board, captain and copilot, perished.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Alaska Central Express. Retrieved on January 24, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 72. 
  3. ^ National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report of accident involving Beechcraft 1900C registration N112AX retrieved 2010-03-28
  4. ^ "Crash: ACE Air Cargo B190 at Sand Point on Jan 22nd 2010, lost height after takeoff". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 

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