Alaska Airlines Returning to All-Jet Flights Between Fairbanks, Anchorage

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaska Airlines announced yesterday it will stop flying turboprop planes between Fairbanks and Anchorage.
The move will mean a return to all-jet service between the state's largest cities on the airline.
Alaska Airlines came under fire when it announced in 2014 that it would shift most service between Fairbanks and Anchorage to Horizon Air's smaller Bombardier Q400 turboprop planes.
Those compact planes took more than an hour to make the flight, as compared to about 40 minutes on Alaska Airlines' Boeing 737 jets.
The shift was intended to save money, but those cost reductions didn't materialize for the airline.
Company representatives say the transition back to all-jet flights has already begun, and will be complete by March 10th.