Horizon Air to phase out turboprop aircraft in Alaska
November 9, 2017
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Horizon Air and its Bombardier turboprop Q400 aircraft will be phased out of Alaska in March and replaced with Boeing 737s, an Alaska Air Group official said.
Horizon Air is a component of the group, which includes Alaska Airlines.
Horizon’s Anchorage base will close March 10, 2018, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.
Alaska Airlines Regional Vice President Marilyn Romano said on Tuesday that Horizon “has struggled to operate cost-effectively in such a remote environment with limited resources.” Horizon started flying in Alaska in 2014.