|Commenced operations||October 3, 1979|
|Frequent-flyer program||Gold Points|
|Subsidiaries||Twin Peak Adventures|
|Fleet size||27 |
|Headquarters||Nome, Alaska, USA|
|Key people||James Rowe (President and CEO)|
Bering Air is an American airline headquartered in Nome, Alaska, USA. It operates domestic scheduled passenger and charter airline services, as well as air ambulance and helicopter services. Its main base is Nome Airport, with hubs at Ralph Wien Memorial Airport (Kotzebue) and Unalakleet Airport
In early 1975, Jim Rowe and three college friends embarked on a journey from northern Michigan, and traveled across America in a Cessna 195, landing in Mexico's Baja California peninsula, and eventually setting on the beaches of Nome, Alaska. A few months later, in September 1979, Bering Air was established. It commenced operations on October 3, 1979 with a single De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter. Later, in 1983, with instigation of the increasingly popular bypass mail system, the airline added other small aircraft, including the Piper Navajo, Beech 18, and Piper Seneca. Bering Air, in favor of modern, turbine powered aircraft, later phased out aircraft equipped with radial engines. Thus, the Beechcraft King Air 200, Beechcraft 1900D, Cessna Caravan, and CASA C-212 were introduced. Furthermore, off airport duties were transferred to helicopters, instead of older piston powered aircraft. In 2015, the airline upgraded its fleet with eight Cessna 208EX Grand Caravan aircraft replacing its older Cessna 208B aircraft. Today, the airline is wholly owned by Jim Rowe (President) and Christine Rowe.
As of January 2016, the Bering Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:
|Piper PA-31 Navajo||6||9|
|Cessna Caravan EX||10||9|
|Beechcraft 1900D||2||19||"Combi" configuration on scheduled flights|
|Beechcraft King Air 200||3||9||Air ambulance configuration|
|MD Helicopter MD 500E||3||3||Long Line capable|
|Robinson R44 Raven II||3||3||Also operates two R44s (N7008N and N7114R) for Twin Peak Adventures.|
Bering Air has previously operated the following aircraft:
|De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter||Cessna 208B Caravan|
|De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver|
|Cessna 208B Caravan||Cessna Caravan EX|
|Beechcraft 18||CASA C-212|
Bering Air, along with Grant Aviation, Frontier Flying Service, Northern Air Cargo, PenAir, and Ryan Air Services, 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.
- Ambler (ABL) – Ambler Airport
- Brevig Mission (KTS) – Brevig Mission Airport
- Buckland (BKC) – Buckland Airport
- Cape Lisburne (LUR) – Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport
- Deering (DRG) – Deering Airport
- Elim (ELI) – Elim Airport
- Gambell (GAM) – Gambell Airport
- Golovin (GLV) – Golovin Airport
- Kiana (IAN) – Bob Baker Memorial Airport
- Kivalina (KVL) – Kivalina Airport
- Kobuk (OBU) – Kobuk Airport
- Kotzebue (OTZ) – Ralph Wien Memorial Airport
- Koyuk (KKA) – Koyuk Alfred Adams Airport
- Noatak (WTK) – Noatak Airport
- Nome (OME) – Nome Airport
- Noorvik (ORV) – Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport
- Point Hope (PHO) – Point Hope Airport
- St. Michael (SMK) – St. Michael Airport
- Savoonga (SVA) – Savoonga Airport
- Selawik (WLK) – Selawik Airport
- Shaktoolik (SKK) – Shaktoolik Airport
- Shishmaref (SHH) – Shishmaref Airport
- Shungnak (SHG) – Shungnak Airport
- Stebbins (WBB) – Stebbins Airport
- Teller (TLA) – Teller Airport
- Tin City (TNC) – Tin City LRRS Airport
- Unalakleet (UNK) – Unalakleet Airport
- Wales (WAA) – Wales Airport
- White Mountain (WMO) – White Mountain Airport
- Council (CIL) – Council Airport
- Diomede (DIO) – Diomede Island Airport (ice runway, winter only)
- Port Clarence (KPC) – Port Clarence Coast Guard Station
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