Angoon Airport EIS Resources Why you should expect to see less plane travel this summer

Why you should expect to see less plane travel this summer

Alaska Airlines announced this week that it plans to cut its summer departures from 25 to 14.

The airline announced the change on its blog this morning, saying that summer flights are now scheduled to be the most frequently used part of its business.

The decision to eliminate summer departures is not unprecedented, and has been happening for years.

Alaskans used to fly in the summer on a fairly consistent basis, with some exceptions.

But Alaska recently announced a pilot program called Summer Flyer that will allow people to fly on fewer planes this summer, and it will not be as frequent as it used to be. 

The company is also planning to reduce summer arrivals by up to 30% from a peak of 100,000 in summer 2016.

The announcement of the Summer Flyers program comes at a time when Alaskan airlines are facing their most challenging year in history.

The Alaska Airlines summer departures dropped from a record high of more than 1.5 million in 2015 to just over 700,000 last year.