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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.

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