Air Cargo

Air Cargo

Saltchuk Aviation: Delivering On Our Commitment

Saltchuk Aviation, specializing in industry-related services, comprises operating brands Aloha Air Cargo and Northern Air Cargo, Hawaii, and Alaska’s largest scheduled all-cargo airlines. Ryan Air, the most recent addition to Saltchuk Aviation, expands air cargo services beyond seven main hubs in Alaska to 73 rural villages. Aloha Tech Ops and Northern Air Maintenance Services, both FAA-certified Part 145 Repair Stations operate in Hawaii and Alaska.  StratAir and StratAir Puerto Rico provide scheduled freighter service throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. These companies deliver a wide variety of aviation experience for domestic and international customers.

Air Cargo operations serving Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean & beyond

Northern Air Cargo, North America’s longest, continuously operating all-cargo airline, joined the Saltchuk family of companies in 2006 and local Hawaii company Aloha Air Cargo in 2008. StratAir joined the Saltchuk family of companies in 2016.

Each company has developed a reputation for providing people and businesses with a full array of air transportation logistics quickly, efficiently, and safely.

Services Provided

Quick Facts


Aloha Air Cargo

Hawaii’s largest all-cargo airline provides freight transportation throughout the Hawaiian Islands and between West Coast destinations.

Aloha Tech Ops

An FAA-certified Part 145 repair station and FAA Safety Management System (SMS) participant, Aloha Tech Ops is a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and repair of commercial aircraft throughout the Hawai’ian Islands.


Northern Air Cargo (NAC) is Alaska’s largest all-cargo airline, connecting 13 rural communities with essential supplies since 1956. NAC OnDemand charter and ACMI lease services offered throughout the U.S. and Central America.


Northern Air Maintenance Services (NAMS) provides aviation support services to Alaska’s oil and gas industry.

Ryan Air

Started in 1953 in the small village of Unalakleet, Ryan Air is managed by the third generation of Ryan family. In Bush Alaska, where air service is the only way to receive and send furniture, clothing, food, medical supplies, and more, the runway is a community’s lifeline. Ryan Air, an Alaska Bush carrier for over half a century, serves 73 remote Alaskan villages.


StratAir provides special cargo, ground handling, and warehousing services as well as a mix of scheduled and charter services to key import and export destinations through North America, the Caribbean, and South America.