Most of the Alaska Airline jets that currently fly between Fairbanks and Anchorage are being replaced with three new turbo prop aircraft.
The Bombardier Q4oo will replace the boeing 737's.

The Q400s, will allow an increase in the number of flights between Fairbanks and Anchorage, and allow the 737's to be used for flights to the lower 48.
The change is scheduled to happen next year.

Alaska has been increasing routes in the state  recently.

Alaska Airlines Regional Vice President Marilyn Romano said that a previous story on Newscenter 11 was in error, and that there are NO layoffs planned for alaska employees.

That story referred back to airline cuts worldwide that happened in 2009.

The Newscenter apologizes for the confusion, and re-iterates that Alaska Airlines is NOT expecting any kinds of layoffs.

--Monte Bowen-News Director KTVF Ch 11 Fairbanks.