Servant Air

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Servant Air
Servant Air Logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
8D - -
Founded1992
HubsAnchorage International,

Kodiak Airport, Manassas Airport, Boston Logan, Washington Executive,

White Plains,
SubsidiariesBeacon Air
Destinations18
Company sloganConnecting People
HeadquartersKodiak, Alaska, USA
Websitewww.servantair.com

Servant Air, Inc. is an American regional airline with operations throughout The United States and Alaska, USA. It operates domestic scheduled passenger and charter services. Its main scheduled airline service base is Kodiak Airport (PADQ) with regional operations bases in Boston, Massachusetts, White Plains, New York, and Manassas Virginia.

History[edit]

The airline was established in the spring of 1992 in Fairbanks, Alaska and began service with single engine commuter aircraft. Originally, the airline fleet consisted of a Cessna 185 Floatplanes, Cessna 206 and Cessna 207, Piper Lance, and Britten Norman Islander wheel aircraft. The current fleet consists of King Air 200's and King Air 100's operating scheduled and charter service to multiple villages on Kodiak Island and the Southcentral and Southeast regions of Alaska.[1] Servant Air also provides 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[edit]

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 and Washington Executive Airport. Seasonally, Servant air operates at Westchester County Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

Fleet[edit]

Servant Air fleet in Beacon Livery

The Servant Air fleet includes Cessna 208 Caravan, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, King Air 200, and King Air 100 aircraft.

Destinations[edit]

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 King Air 200

Servant Air also offers unscheduled on-demand passenger service in Alaska to:

  1. Anchorage (ANC) - Anchorage international Airport [not scheduled]
  2. Fairbanks (FAI) - Fairbanks International Airport
  3. Juneau (JNU) - Juneau International Airport
  4. Kenai (ENI) - Kenai Airport
  5. Karluk (KYK) - Karluk Airport [not scheduled]
  6. Homer (HOM) - Homer Airport [not scheduled]
  7. King Salmon (AKN) - King Salmon Airport
  8. Unalaska (DUT) - Dutch Harbor Airport
  9. Larsen Bay (KLN) - Larsen Bay Airport [not scheduled]

Servant Air seasonal 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  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".

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