Borough mayor temporarily seizes stricken airline's assets

    Utqiagvik, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska municipal borough has taken over the local facilities of an airline that filed for bankruptcy protection because of the negative economic impact of the coronavirus.

    North Slope Borough Mayor Harry Brower signed an emergency order saying his administration was commandeering assets of RavnAir Group.

    The municipal government in Barrow says it temporarily seized control of the facilities in Utqiagvik and Deadhorse to ensure residents receive food, medical supplies and medical transport.

    RavnAir Group announced it would halt operations, temporarily lay off all remaining staff and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a result of the virus.

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