In November 2017, Ravn Alaska CEO David “Dave” Pflieger honored active-duty military members and their families with a special $50 round-trip sale on the airline in honor of Veterans Day. Under the leadership of David Pflieger, Ravn Alaska now offers passenger, charter, and cargo service on 77 aircraft flying over 400 flights per day to more than 100 communities throughout Alaska as well as charter flights to the contiguous United States and Canada.
The special Veterans Day 2017 sale included weekend travel between Anchorage and several Alaska destinations, including Homer, Kodiak, Fairbanks, and Valdez. According to Pflieger, the airline planned the event as a way to thank all active-duty personnel based in Alaska. As an Air Force veteran himself and longtime employer of veterans, Pflieger called it a “privilege” to share more of the state of Alaska with those who are serving their nation. The special sale made it possible for Alaska-based military personnel to see some great attractions, from the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks to the many cultural museums in Kodiak.
David Pflieger graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a B-52 Instructor Pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Pflieger also flew C-130s in the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve.