Freight Rules

General Freight Rules

The following Ryan Air policies and guidelines help us to ensure your air cargo delivery to and from villages in Bush Alaska goes smoothly.

 

FUEL SURCHARGE

The Fuel Surcharge has been discontinued.

 

Ryan Air LIABILITY

Liability of Ryan Air is limited to $.50 per pound, but not less than $50.00 per shipment, unless a higher value is declared. For higher declared values, a valuation charge of $.50 per $100.00 of value will be assessed.

 

INSURANCE

Ryan Air does not offer insurance.

 

FEDERAL EXCISE TAX

6.25% federal excise tax must be added to all air freight delivery rates.

 

MINIMUM CHARGE

The minimum air freight delivery charge is $30.00.

 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (HAZMAT) SURCHARGE

There is a $30.00 hazmat surcharge for HM shipments originating on Ryan Air.

 

PRIORITY LETTER AND PRIORITY SERVICE

Priority Letter and Priority Service are both expedited services that are guaranteed next available flight from the hub station to a service point on a single flight from that hub.

Priority Service Guarantee: Mishandled Priority Shipments will be refunded at 50% of the applicable fees when they are not delivered on the next available flight to the destination point, except for the following reasons:
•    Weather
•    Aircraft mechanical
•    Circumstances out of the control of Ryan Air.

 

PRIORITY LETTER SERVICE

Priority Letter Service is available for packages from 0 - 2 pounds. The rate for Priority Letter Service is $18.82($20.00 including tax) per piece.

 

PRIORITY FREIGHT

Priority air freight delivery service is available for all freight that does not already qualify for Small Package Service. The rate for Priority Service is 140% of all other applicable tariffs.

 

FLAT RATES FOR ATVs and SNOWMACHINES

Flat rates have been discontinued.

 

FREIGHT EXCEPTION RATES

An exception rate of 140% will be applied to oversize freight in the following categories:
•    Appliances
•    Insulation (Bags)
•    Assembled Furniture & Cabinets
•    Live Animals
•    Boats (under 14') / Canoes
•    Mattresses & Box springs
•    Framed Uncrated Doors/Windows
•    Showers

Human remains will be rated at 200%

 

DIMENSIONAL WEIGHT AND CUBE RULES

Freight shipments subject to a specific exception rate will normally not be "cubed." However, Ryan Air reserves the option to assess freight charges based on the dimensional weight of extraordinarily large but light items, including items specifically covered by an exception rate. To calculate dimensional weight:

Dim. Wt. = (Greatest Length X Width X Height (inches)) / 173

ARCTIC PIPE, BOATS over 14', and foam INSULATION PANELS will be "cubed" for dimensional weight and assessment of freight charges. Call Ryan Air in Anchorage for further information on specific shipments.

 

INTERVILLAGE RATES

Intervillage cargo shipments will be rated at $.35 per pound if the destination is on the same flight as the origin. If the shipment must move back to the hub, the rate from the hub to the destination village will be used.

 

BACKHAUL RATES

Backhaul freight rates are 75% of the general rates. Backhaul rates apply to shipments returning to a hub, on a space-available basis, on an otherwise schedule flight.

 

STORAGE FEES

Storage fees may be applied for shipments held more than three days after written notification of arrival at the destination point. Storage fees are $.75 per 100 pounds or part thereof, per day.