Tanana Chiefs and Wright Air Announces New Passenger Service

Press Release For Immediate Release

November 21, 2012

Contact: Doreen Deaton, Communications Director, 907-452-8251

Fairbanks, Alaska – Tanana Chiefs Conference and Wright Air Service are pleased to announce new passenger service to Koyukuk, Nulato, and Kaltag beginning December 3, 2012.  Passengers can expect flights to Koyukuk and Nulato Monday through Friday.  Passenger flights to Kaltag are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The one way fare between Fairbanks and the villages of Koyukuk, Nulato, and Kaltag is $250. The one way fare Fairbanks to Galena is $210.The inter-village fare between Galena, Koyukuk, Nulato, and Kaltag is $110 (one way).

“Tanana Chiefs Conference would like to thank Bob Bursiel owner operator of Wright Air for working with our tribes and filling this unmet need,” said TCC Health Director Victor Joseph.

To assure on-time service, it is requested that all passengers check in 1 hour prior to the flight time.  Each passenger is allowed 40 lbs of free baggage.

 Route                                    Departs                                Arrives                 Frequency       

FAI-NUL-KOY                     10:15 a.m.                           12:15 p.m.           Monday- Friday

FAI-KAL                                7:30 a.m.                                 9:45 a.m.              Mon/Wed/Fri

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Tanana Chiefs Conference, based in Fairbanks, Alaska, is the traditional tribal consortium of the 42 villages across Interior Alaska. TCC is a non-profit organization that works towards meeting the health, economic and social service challenges that face more than 10,000 Alaska Natives spread across a 235,000 square mile region of Alaska. The TCC Health Services Department promotes wellness through education, prevention and the delivery of quality services.

Wright Air Service, based in Fairbanks has been operating since 1967.  Bob Bursiel became owner of Wright Air Service in 1982. The continuing success of Wright Air can be contributed to its commitment to safety in all its operations. It is their intention to maintain and operate with the highest of safety standards. Employees must operate within the scope of all Company policies and FAA regulations. It is the specific direction of Wright Air that Safety has the highest priority in all operations.