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PenAir cancels Pacific Northwest routes after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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NORTH BEND, Ore. -- If you use PenAir to travel around the Northwest, you'll have to make other arrangements.

The Alaska-based company just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The company says the move will make PenAir a stronger airline.

Last Friday, PenAir announced the termination of Pacific Northwest routes.

The routes being canceled are between Portland and Redding, Eureka-Arcata, North Bend/Coos Bay and Klamath Falls.

Flights between Portland and Crescent City will continue as scheduled.

A representative for the company says they're taking steps to cut costs and come up with a reorganization plan. She says they're focusing on financial stability.

"That means eliminating some of the debts to get yourself to that financial stability," PenAir spokesperson Missy Roberts said. "At this point, Pacific Northwest has been canceled on our route structure. What happens in the future is all based on our reorganization."

Roberts says the Chapter 11 reorganization process could take up to 18 months.

The cancellations goes into effect Tuesday, August 8.

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