Grant Aviation

Grant Aviation
Grant Aviation
Founded 1971 (1971) as Delta Air Services in Emmonak[1]
Commenced operations 1993
AOC # ENHA618D[2]
Frequent-flyer program Real Rewards
Fleet size 30
Destinations see Grant Aviation destinations
Headquarters Anchorage, Alaska
Key people Bruce Mcglasson (President)[3]

Grant Aviation is a regional airline that serves the state of Alaska. The airline was formed in 1971 as Delta Air Services based out of Emmonak. The current owners are Jeff Taggart, Bruce McGlasson, and Mark "Woody" Richard purchased the airline in 2004.[1]



Grant Aviation serves over 100 communities in Alaska, and has bases out of Anchorage, Bethel, Dillingham, Emmonak, Homer, Kenai, Kodiak, and Valdez.[4] Approximately 15% of Grant's flights go through their base at the Kenai Municipal Airport.[5]


Grant Aviation flies a fleet of small propeller-driven airplanes, including[2]:

Grant Aviation Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
Beech BE-200 2 9
Cessna 207 14 6
Cessna 208 7 9
Piper PA-31 Navajo 7 9

Community awareness

Grant Aviation, along with Bering Air, Frontier Flying Service, Northern Air Cargo, PenAir, and Ryan Air, participates in the Flying Can service, which allows rural Alaskan communities to recycle aluminum cans and now number 1 PET bottles in cooperation with Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling.[6]

Real Rewards

Grant Aviation offers a frequent-flyer program called Real Rewards on flights between Anchorage, Homer, Kenai,Kodiak and Valdez only. Flyers earn one point for every dollar spent, and rewards are available for round trip airfare between the above mentioned communities starting at 1,000 points earned.[7]


On 8 December 1999, a Cessna 207 on route from Bethel Airport, crashed in heavy snow, killing the pilot and the planes 5 passengers.[8]

On 2 September 2011, a Cessna 208 Grand Caravan operated by Grant Aviation enroute to Bethel, Alaska from Toksook Bay collided in mid air with a Cessna 207 operated by Ryan Air 6 miles north of the Alaskan village of Nightmute, resulting in the death of the sole occupant aboard the Cessna 208.[9] [10]

See also

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  1. ^ a b Jackinsky, McKibben (14 April 2010). "Airline company expands its Homer operations Grant spreads its wings". Homer News (Morris Communications). Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Grant Aviation AOC". Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Grant Aviation, Inc. CEO, CFO, Executives & Contacts". OneSource. Infogroup. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Grant Aviation - Schedule". Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Cella, Tony (4 October 2010). "Taking off: Kenai Municipal Airport is hub of community". Peninsula Clarion (Morris Communications). Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Tuttle, Logan (16 June 2010). "Rural recycling finds a PET project". The Arctic Sounder (Alaska Newspapers, Inc.). Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Grant Aviation - Real Rewards". Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Plane Wreckage, Bodies Of 6 Found". The Seattle Times (The Seattle Times Company). 9 December 1999. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  9. ^ Pilots flying together before midair crash Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News, 9/4/11
  10. ^ [1] Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News, 9/8/11

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