first_imgThe petition states: Grant Aviation we love your company.  Customer Service seems to be important to you, and the people of Kenai would greatly appreciate if you brought back weekend service to Anchorage.The petition was created on a the site with the hopes of collecting 500 signatures, as of 4pm, Friday, they have exceeded 1,000. Request for comment from Ravn Air Group was not returned by time of publication. Original Post: Amid constant flight delays, and cancellations from Ravn Air Group some residents have taken it upon themselves to start an online petition asking Grant Aviation to increase their number of daily flights from Kenai to Anchorage. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Statement sent to KSRM News from Grant Aviation: Robert Kelley, CEO/President for Grant Aviation: “In response to the community requests through emails and the online petition referenced in your news article, Grant is pleased to announce we will be adding a Saturday schedule starting January 18, 2020. The initial plan is to provide roundtrips between Kenai and Anchorage starting mid- morning out of Kenai. We plan to adjust the schedule as needed to best match the demand with the resources we have available. The details of the actual flight schedule are currently being developed and will be published once they are determined early next week.With the current pilot staffing and aircraft availability, we are not currently able to add additional flights during the week. We will look at ways we might be able to add additional flights during the week over the next several months.As has been widely reported during the last couple of years, there have been a rash of aircraft accidents in Alaska and it has dramatically impacted the cost of insurance for air carriers. We are in the process of implementing planned rate increases to mitigate the higher insurance cost and we plan to have a slight increase in the Kenai – Anchorage flights starting January 18, 2020.”center_img This is a developing story- additional details will be posted as they are made available.last_img