Aviation is the life-blood for all Alaska. 2.6 million Metric tons (over 5.7 billion pounds) of food & supplies are dispersed through Anchorage annually. In addition to cargo, in 2018 alone, 5.6 million passengers traveled through Fairbanks & Anchorage. Aviation has been and continues to be a key component of bringing the Advent message to Alaska. As early as the 1930’s when air service was introduced to villages throughout Alaska, Adventist pilots used this new technology to share the Good News. Even today, because most of Alaska in not accessible by automobile, Arctic Missions depends on aviation to transport people and cargo for program ministries. Due to the remoteness of villages in the Bush, airplanes are the only solution to effectively serve the people in each community.
As Arctic Missions grows its aviation ministry, working collaboratively with Adventist World Aviation, the potential to bring Jesus to communities throughout Alaska increases while reducing expenses across AMA ministries. Our aviation component supports ministries such as day camps, community outreach and food programs.
EX: 15 Staff and 50 Campers in Bethel (30 local; 20 long distance)
Staff Airfare: Anchorage to Bethel
Staff Cargo: 1,500 lbs Food & Luggage
Camper Airfare: Villages to Bethel
Camper Cargo: 1,500 lbs
$6,600 ($440 RT)
$6,900 ($345 AVG)
$ 3,000 ($200 RT)
$ 1,500 ($75 AVG)