Alaska Airlines responds to MLT airport press release

Statement Bobbie Egan, a spokesperson for Alaska Airlines:

“Our decision to exit Mammoth is due to the extreme challenge of operating into this city.

Only the Q400 is equipped with the right navigational aids to land there and we have fewer planes available as we are retiring this aircraft and optimizing our regional flying using the E175 in southern California.

To be clear, the 2017 pilot shortage has no bearing on this decision. Our sister airline Horizon Air hasn’t had a single pilot cancellation due to a pilot shortage since last November. Horizon Air operates 379 daily flights.”

 

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Gib Corwin
Gib Corwin
4 years ago

Who’s idea was it to build the airport up there in the first place? It didn’t work before and it was a poor location from the start.Here is a thought, move the little green church down to the valley and use it for the terminal somewhere near Bishop? Everything up… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago

In other words if we want air service into Eastern Sierra in the future improve Bishop Airport and cut our losses with the Mammoth Yosemite Airport, forget about it! We sure did screw the pooch on that greedy as all heck fantasy. I hope to god those who are making… Read more »