Pilatus PC-12   
Capacity- 9 passengers/2665 LBS
Horsepower- 1200 HP Turbine
Speed- 300 MPH
Configuration- IFR Day or Night Certified 

The Pilatus PC-12 can transport 9 passengers & gear or 2665 lbs of freight at 300 MPH to locations throughout Alaska, Canada, and the lower 48 States.  With a pressurized cabin and a service ceiling of 30,000 feet this aircraft can truly get above the weather and go long distances fast. Known throughout the world as one of the most capable aircraft in its class the PC-12 provides passengers with safe, reliable long-range flights to and from destinations that are not attainable by most Alaska based aircraft.

Cessna “950” Grand Caravan   
Capacity- 9 passengers/3500 LBS
Horsepower- 950 HP Jet-Prop
Speed- 200 MPH
Configuration- Wheels
IFR Day or Night Certified

Reliable, efficient aircraft - When loaded with nine passengers Caravans produce a per passenger flight mile cost of only $.77 per mile, one of the lowest flight mile costs in the industry. Additionally, our Caravans operate safely in IFR and night conditions by participating in the FAA's "Capstone" program which uses a navigation system known as Synthetic Flight Vision Technology. This modern technology replaces conventional "steam gauge" instruments which has been the industry standard since instrument flying was first introduced in the early 1930's. Using this advanced technology developed by Chelton Flight Systems we are able to take advantage of special Capstone low level routes with lower instrument approach minimums that which are unavailable to non Capstone participating operators. Island Air Express is one of only three commercial operations in Alaska authorized to use the Capstone Southeast IFR system.

Cessna “850” Amphibious Caravan   
Capacity- 9 passengers/2000 LBS on floats or 3000 LBS on wheels
Horsepower- 850 HP Turbine
Speed- 200 MPH
Configuration- IFR Day or Night Certified
Summer - Amphibious
Winter - Wheels

Our Cessna 850 Caravan Amphibian can transport 9 passengers & gear or 2000 lbs of freight at 200 MPH to locations throughout Alaska from land or water, day or night. We are FAA certified to fly the Caravan IFR (in and above clouds) which provides passengers with safe, reliable flights to and from destinations that are normally inaccessible during times of adverse weather conditions. If you're looking for one of the most versatile aircraft available in Alaska, this is it. 

Cessna 206 Stationair   
Capacity- 3 passengers/600 LBS of cargo
Horsepower- 300 HP
Speed- 125 MPH
Configuration- Amphibious

The Cessna 206 Amphib can transport 3 passengers & gear or 600 lbs of freight at 128 MPH to locations throughout Alaska.  As with all of our IFR aircraft the 206 also has the Chelton "Synthetic Flight Vision" system onboard providing exceptional safety, situational awareness, and traffic alerts during flight. This aircraft is a perfect option when your air travel needs require something a bit smaller and shorter range than a PC-12 or Caravan. 

The Chelton Synthetic Flight System-

Primary Flight Display
Multi-Function Flight Display

It almost defies belief, but it's true. Our Cessna aircraft now have flight decks more advanced than the latest state-of-the-art airliner's. The FAA-certified FlightLogic Synthetic Vision EFIS employs breakthrough technology to deliver never-before-possible situational awareness and ground-breaking automated flight management capabilities. The FlightLogic EFIS combines advanced “Heads Up Display” symbology with real-time forward-looking 3-D terrain to create a primary flight display with capabilities unmatched by any other product in the world. The result is tremendously enhanced awareness, unprecedented safety, and dramatically reduced pilot workload. Additionally, the Flight Logic System will overlay real time traffic & weather on both screens and is able to receive text forecasts, pilot reports, and current weather conditions for any aviation reporting location.  

3D Synthetic Vision with Highway-In-The-Sky

  • Enables our pilots to always "see" the terrain and obstacles ahead of and around our aircraft for remarkable situational awareness and optimum command, control, and safety

  • Eliminates the uncertainty of darkness and weather to make every flight as effortless as flying in ideal weather.

  • Creates a virtual 3-D "tunnel" for all enroute and instrument procedures—we simply fly our aircraft through the boxes, which makes executing flight plans and instrument approaches almost effortless

  • Easy push-button flight planning to any destination

Image Gallery Check out our fleet of Cessnas

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Services OverviewProviding reliable scheduled service in modern IFR equipped aircraft.

Island Air Express operates Cessna 208 and Cessna 206 aircraft throughout Southeast Alaska - primarily operating from Craig, Klawock, and Ketchikan area.


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Address:PO Box 1174 Craig, AK  99921
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