If Ravn Air Finds A Buyer The Airline Could Avoid Liquidating Everything

Ravn passengers can now fly directly to Kotzebue from Anchorage and back. Photo Credit: Davis Hovey, KNOM (2017).

Ravn Air Group has one last chance to keep its fleet together before all their assets will be sold off piecemeal, following the regional airline filing for bankruptcy in April.

Judge Brendan L. Shannon in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware ruled on Wednesday that Ravn Air can run a sales process to find a buyer for all or most of its three airlines and assets. If that happens, Ravn Air may continue to fly in some form.

That buyer may have the advantage of CARES Act Payroll Support Program funding which the airline company was conditionally approved for in late May. According to RAVN, those funds could help maximize creditor recoveries.

The company has until June 24th to receive bids and find a buyer through the bidding process. Otherwise, the company will have to liquidate all of its assets, including its 72 parked aircraft.

Image at top: A Ravn airplane unloading its cargo in a Bering Strait regional community. This picture was taken years prior to the airline filing for bankruptcy. Photo from Davis Hovey, KNOM (2017).