|Operating bases||Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport|
Alaska Central Express is an airline based at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, United States. It is a cargo and small package express service.
The airline was established as Yutana Airlines in 1987 and renamed to Alaska Central Express in 1994 when the certificate was bought from the Part 135 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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.
Alaska Central Express operates freight services to the following domestic scheduled destinations (at January 2005): 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.
The Alaska Central Express fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of March 2014):
|Raytheon Beech 1900C Airliner||12||9|
|Raytheon Beech 1900C Airliner||1||6||or cargo|
|Raytheon Beech 1900C Airliner||2||−||cargo|
On 7 July 2020, ACE acquired eight Beechraft planes at Ravn Alaska's bankruptcy auction.
On 22 January 2010, Alaska Central Express Flight 22 crashed in the sea off the end of the runway seconds after taking off at Sand Point airport, killing both crew members.
On 8 March 2013, ACE Beech 1900C (N116AX) operating as Flight 51 from King Salmon (PAKN) to Dillingham (PADL) crashed near the Muklung Hills-Aleknagik. The only two persons on board, the captain and copilot, were killed.