Frontier Flying Service was established in 1950 by retired Air Force Colonel Richard McIntyre, catering to Alaska bush communities as a scheduled mail carrier for Wien Air Alaska, as well as providing charters throughout Alaska. In 1974, Frontier was purchased by John Hajdukovich. The company continued to grow with its acquisition in 2005 of Cape Smythe Air Services, taking on their routes and retaining the Frontier Flying Service name.
During the spring of 2008 Frontier Flying Service began the process of merging with Hageland Aviation Services. This merger makes Frontier Alaska the largest commuter passenger carrier in the state of Alaska (by fleet size and number of routes).
On February 27, 2009 Frontier Flying Service"s holding company, Frontier Alaska, acquired rival Era Aviation of Anchorage, Alaska.
About the airline
Frontier Flying Service (d.b.a Frontier Alaska) is an American airline headquartered in Fairbanks, Alaska, United States. It operates an extensive network of year-round scheduled commuter services and postal services to Alaska bush communities, primarily north of Fairbanks, as well as charter services to the lower 48 and Canada. Its main base is in Fairbanks (Fairbanks International Airport), with hubs in Barrow (Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport), Anchorage (Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport), Kotzebue (Ralph Wien Memorial Airport) and Bethel (Bethel Airport)
Frontier Flying Service operates scheduled service to the following destinations in Alaska: Anchorage (ANC) - Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Aniak (ANI) - Aniak Airport, Anvik (ANV) - Anvik Airport, Atqasuk (ATK) - Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr. Memorial Airport, Barrow (BRW) - Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport, Barter Island / Kaktovik (BTI) - Barter Island LRRS Airport, Bethel (BET) - Bethel Airport, Brevig Mission (KTS) - Brevig Mission Airport, Buckland (BKC) - Buckland Airport, Deadhorse (SCC) - Deadhorse Airport, Deering (DRG) - Deering Airport, Elim (ELI) - Elim Airport, Fairbanks (FAI) - Fairbanks International Airport, Fort Yukon (FYU) - Fort Yukon Airport, Galena (GAL) - Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport, Gambell (GAM) - Gambell Airport, Golovin (GLV) - Golovin Airport, Grayling (KGX) - Grayling Airport, Holy Cross (HCR) - Holy Cross Airport, Huslia (HSL) - Huslia Airport, Kalskag (KLG) - Kalskag Airport, Kaltag (KAL) - Kaltag Airport, Kiana (IAN) - Bob Baker Memorial Airport, Kivalina (KVL) - Kivalina Airport, Kotzebue (OTZ) - Ralph Wien Memorial Airport, Koyuk (KKA) - Koyuk Alfred Adams Airport, Koyukuk (KYU) - Koyukuk Airport, Noatak (WTK) - Noatak Airport, Nome (OME) - Nome Airport, Noorvik (ORV) - Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport, Nuiqsut (AQT/NUI) - Nuiqsut Airport, Nulato (NUL) - Nulato Airport, Point Hope (PHO) - Point Hope Airport, Point Lay (PIZ) - Point Lay LRRS Airport, Ruby (RBY) - Ruby Airport, Russian Mission (RSH) - Russian Mission Airport, Savoonga (SVA) - Savoonga Airport, Selawik (WLK) - Selawik Airport, Shageluk (SHX) - Shageluk Airport, Shishmaref (SHH) - Shishmaref Airport, St. Mary"s (KSM) - St. Mary"s Airport, Tanana (TAL) - Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport, Teller (TLA) - Teller Airport, Wainwright (AIN) - Wainwright Airport, Wales (WAA) - Wales Airport and White Mountain (WMO) - White Mountain Airport
The Frontier Flying Service fleet consists of 2 Piper PA-31-350, 2 Raytheon Beech BE-1900-C and 1 Shorts SD3-30.