Unalaska Declares Emergency as ‘Desperate’ Air Service Situation Grows After Fatal Crash
The city wants to start providing three charter flights a week at reasonable rates, officials say.
Jay Hebert is a Bering Sea skipper trying to get a group of king crab fishermen out of Unalaska’s flight-dependent port of Dutch Harbor, where a fatal plane crash suspended regular air service this month.
They’ve agreed to pay $15,000 for eight seats on a flight he chartered, Hebert says. “That’s how desperate it is.”
City officials in Unalaska on Tuesday declared a local emergency and asked for permission to...
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