Alaska Airlines flight 65 takes off from the James A. Johnson Airport in Petersburg in July of 2018. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

Alaska Airlines jet service into Petersburg and Wrangell will be shut down the day after Thanksgiving this year.

The airline does not fly flights some of its routes on holidays like Thanksgiving day. That includes flights 65 and 64, the so-called “milk run” through Southeast Alaska. The company has decided this year not to operate those flights on Friday, November 23rd. A spokesperson writes in an email that the airline typically sees very low passenger demand that day.

Stations will be closed in Wrangell, Petersburg, Yakutat and Cordova for Thursday and Friday of that week. Jet service will resume on Saturday, November 24th.