Bering Air

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Bering Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1979
Fleet size 21 [1]
Destinations 29 [2]
Headquarters Nome, Alaska, USA
Key people James Rowe, President

Bering Air is an American regional airline headquartered in Nome, Alaska, USA. It operates domestic scheduled passenger and charter 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[3]


The airline was established in September 1979 and started operations on October 3, 1979. It was founded, and is wholly owned, by James Rowe (President) and Christine Rowe. It has 95 employees.[3]

Bering Air Beech 1900D at Nome, Alaska.


As of April 2009, the Bering Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[1]

In 2015 the airline upgraded its fleet with 8 Cessna 208EX Grand Caravan aircraft replacing its older Cessna 208B aircraft.[6]

Community services[edit]

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.[7]

Bering Air provides free delivery on scheduled flights for Airport Pizza, a pizzeria at Nome Airport that takes orders from remote locations served by Bering Air.[8]


Passenger and cargo charter services are flown from Kotzebue and Nome to USA destinations, Canada and Russia.[3]


Bering Air offers scheduled passenger service to 29 cities in Western Alaska from hubs in Nome, Kotzebue and Unalakleet.[2][9][10][11]

  1. Ambler (ABL) – Ambler Airport
  2. Brevig Mission (KTS) – Brevig Mission Airport
  3. Buckland (BKC) – Buckland Airport
  4. Cape Lisburne (LUR) – Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport
  5. Deering (DRG) – Deering Airport
  6. Elim (ELI) – Elim Airport
  7. Gambell (GAM) – Gambell Airport
  8. Golovin (GLV) – Golovin Airport
  9. Kiana (IAN) – Bob Baker Memorial Airport
  10. Kivalina (KVL) – Kivalina Airport
  11. Kobuk (OBU) – Kobuk Airport
  12. Kotzebue (OTZ) – Ralph Wien Memorial Airport
  13. Koyuk (KKA) – Koyuk Alfred Adams Airport
  14. Noatak (WTK) – Noatak Airport
  15. Nome (OME) – Nome Airport
  16. Noorvik (ORV) – Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport
  17. Point Hope (PHO) – Point Hope Airport
  18. St. Michael (SMK) – St. Michael Airport
  19. Savoonga (SVA) – Savoonga Airport
  20. Selawik (WLK) – Selawik Airport
  21. Shaktoolik (SKK) – Shaktoolik Airport
  22. Shishmaref (SHH) – Shishmaref Airport
  23. Shungnak (SHG) – Shungnak Airport
  24. Stebbins (WBB) – Stebbins Airport
  25. Teller (TLA) – Teller Airport
  26. Tin City (TNC) – Tin City LRRS Airport
  27. Unalakleet (UNK) – Unalakleet Airport
  28. Wales (WAA) – Wales Airport
  29. White Mountain (WMO) – White Mountain Airport

Former destinations[edit]

  1. Council (CIL) – Council Airport
  2. Diomede (DIO) – Diomede Island Airport (ice runway, winter only)
  3. Port Clarence (KPC) – Port Clarence Coast Guard Station


Bering Air offers charter service from Nome and Anchorage to Anadyr and Provideniya in the Russian Far East.[12]


  1. ^ a b US civil aircraft register database search, using "Bering Air" as the search parameter. Search conducted April 9, 2010
  2. ^ a b "Reservations". Bering Air. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. March 27, 2007. p. 85. 
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  6. ^ "Bering Air Updates Fleet". Airliner World: 15. October 2015. 
  7. ^ Tuttle, Logan (June 16, 2010). "Rural recycling finds a PET project". The Arctic Sounder (Alaska Newspapers, Inc.). Retrieved October 16, 2010. 
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  9. ^ "Nome Flight Schedule" (PDF). Bering Air. October 7, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Kotzebue Flight Schedule]" (PDF). Bering Air. October 7, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Unalakleet Flight Schedule" (PDF). Bering Air. October 7, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Russian Travel". Bering Air. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 

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