FAIRBANKS - Representatives of the two biggest airlines that service rural Alaska say they will merge to form the largest air carrier based in the state.
Frontier Flying Service Incorporated of Fairbanks and Hageland Aviation Services of Anchorage are merging to form Frontier Alaska.
Company president Bob Hajdukovich said the headquarters will be in Fairbanks.
The air carrier will have 63 aircraft and about 500 employees with service to almost 100 Alaska communities.
The airlines will function under separate licenses but will combine operations and unite under a common name on March 1.