Wien Air Alaska, Alaska’s first airline. 1924 – 1985
The company pioneered jet service to gravel runways, and developed the B737 Combi configuration which allowed a maximization of freight and passenger loads on the upper deck of jet aircraft. Wien Air Alaska at one time flew to more places in the world than any other airline.
Noel Wien Interview (below)
Pioneering Alaska Bush Pilot Noel Wien being interviewed by Alvin O. Bramstedt on October 27, 1972, at KENI-TV in the studios of the Midnight Sun Network in Anchorage, Alaska.