Alaska Central Express
IATA ICAO Callsign
AOC #YADA179J[1]
Operating basesTed Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Fleet size15
HeadquartersAnchorage, Alaska
Old logo

Alaska Central Express is an airline based at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, United States.[2] It is a cargo and small package express service.[3]


The airline was established as Yutana Airlines in 1987 and renamed to Alaska Central Express in 1994[4] when the certificate was bought from the Part 135 in Fairbanks, Alaska.[citation needed]

Much of the original pilots, staff, mechanics, and equipment including three Raytheon Beechcraft 1900Cs, came from MarkAir Express, a subsidiary of the bankrupt MarkAir. In 2007, with the purchase of a Beech 1900C (N115AX) combi passenger/cargo, ACE Air Cargo began charter passenger flights. Alaska Central Express, as of 2020, owns fifteen airplanes with plans for future expansion.[5]


Alaska Central Express operates freight services to the following domestic scheduled destinations (at January 2005):[citation needed] Anchorage, Aniak, Atmautluak, Bethel, Chefornak, Chevak, Cold Bay, Dillingham, Dutch Harbor, Eek, Hooper Bay, Juneau, Ketchikan, King Salmon, Kipnuk, Kodiak, Kongiganak, Kwigillingok, Marshall, Newtok, Nightmute, Petersburg, Port Heiden, Quinhagak, Sand Point, Scammon Bay, Sitka, St George Island, St Paul Island, Togiak, Toksook Bay, Tuntutuliak, Tununak, Wrangell and Yakutat.


ACE turboprop landing at Anchorage

The Alaska Central Express fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of March 2014):[3]

Alaska Central Express fleet
Aircraft In fleet Passengers Notes
Raytheon Beech 1900C Airliner 12 9
Raytheon Beech 1900C Airliner 1 6 or cargo
Raytheon Beech 1900C Airliner 2 cargo
Total 15

On 7 July 2020, ACE acquired eight Beechcraft planes at Ravn Alaska's bankruptcy auction.[6]

Accidents and incidents

See also


  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2010-06-14 at the Wayback Machine." Alaska Central Express. Retrieved on January 24, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 72.
  4. ^ "Yutana Airlines". Airline History. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  5. ^ "ALASKA CENTRAL EXPRESS". Retrieved 2020-06-25.
  6. ^ "Ravn sells off dozens of small planes to Alaska companies". Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  7. ^ National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report of accident involving Beechcraft 1900C registration N112AX retrieved 2010-03-28
  8. ^ "Crash: ACE Air Cargo B190 at Sand Point on Jan 22nd 2010, lost height after takeoff". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 2010-06-12.