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Era Aviation
Founded 1948[1]
(as Economy Helicopters)
Commenced operations 1948 [1]
Hubs Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Frequent flyer program Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan - Era Aviation FlyAway Rewards
Fleet size 6
Destinations 7
Company slogan FlySmart. FlyEra.
Parent company Era Aviation, Inc
Headquarters Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Key people

Era Aviation is an airline headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, United States.[2] It operates a network of services from Anchorage as part of Alaska Airlines Partnerships. Its main base is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.[3]



The airline was established and started operations in 1948 when Carl Brady flew what was the first commercial helicopter to Alaska to work on a mapping contract for the US government. Scheduled passenger services began in May 1983. It was wholly owned by Rowan Companies.[3] Effective February 27, 2009, Era Aviation, Inc was bought out and became a subsidiary of The Frontier Alaska Group along with Frontier Flying Service and Hageland Aviation. The 3 airlines partnering together makeup the largest carrier in the State of Alaska by serving more cities, passengers, with the largest airplane fleet in Alaska.

HoTH Inc. Fleet

At present the Frontier Alaska fleet includes the following aircraft at the various pre-merger airlines.


Era Aviation

The Era Aviation fleet includes the following aircraft (as of April 2009)[4]:

Frontier Flying Service

Hageland Aviation Services

Arctic Circle Air


Era Aviation operates scheduled service to the following destinations in Alaska (as of July 2009):[5]

  1. Anchorage (ANC) – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  2. Aniak (ANI) – Aniak Airport
  3. Barrow (BRW) – Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport
  4. Bethel (BET) – Bethel Airport
  5. Cordova (CDV) – Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport
  6. Emmonak (EMK) – Emmonak Airport
  7. Fairbanks (FAI) – Fairbanks International Airport
  8. Homer (HOM) – Homer Airport
  9. Kenai (ENA) – Kenai Municipal Airport
  10. Kodiak (ADQ) – Kodiak Airport
  11. Valdez (VDZ) – Valdez Airport

Bankruptcy and buyout

After being bought and sold several times over the years, Era filed for bankruptcy in 2005. In 2009 the company was acquired by rival Frontier Alaska Group and the Frontier Flying Service 121 mainline operation is in the process of being merged into Era Aviation's certificate.[6]


  1. ^ a b Norwood, Tom; Wegg, John (2002). North American Airlines Handbook (3rd ed.). Sandpoint, ID: Airways International. ISBN 0-9653993-8-9.  
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Era Aviation. Retrieved on July 16, 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 77. 2007-04-03.  
  4. ^ "Directory: World Airlines Part 2 (C-L)". Flight International: 31–80. 2009-04-07.  
  5. ^ "Era Aviaton timetable". Era Aviation / Frontier Alaska. July 2009.  
  6. ^ "Rivals to acquire Era Aviation". Anchorage Daily News. 2009-02-17.  

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