Alaska Seaplanes is a commuter airline in Southeast Alaska, based in Juneau, Alaska. The airline is based at Juneau International Airport (JNU) and flies to many destinations within Southeast Alaska, serving more than 10 destinations overall.
Alaska Seaplanes was founded in 1997 and went through many changes under different names. The airline was originally owned by Craig and Aral Loken, who sold the airline to former Wings of Alaska managers, Mike Stedman and Kent Craford in 2011. In 2013, Alaska Seaplanes merged with another airline Stedman and Craford owned, Air Excursions, expanding the airline's route network and services and making it the primary airline offering flights in Southeast Alaska.
Today, Alaska Seaplanes offers scheduled passenger flights on a daily basis, as well as charter, cargo, US Mail and UPS Shipment flights. It also owns a subsidiary airline called Aleutian Airways under a joint venture.
Alaska Seaplanes operate very small aircraft, which only gives it space for one cabin — Economy Class. The seats in the cabin are spaced out and give more room than normally found in Economy Class on other airlines that use bigger planes.
The service is led by one of the airline's pilots, who goes through all of the necessary pre-flight safety checks in great detail.
As services are usually short and simple, there's no in-flight entertainment. However, all Alaska Seaplane flights offer incredible views of the surrounding scenery during the journey.
Seats are set out in a 1 x 2 or 1 x 1 formation. The cabin is small but spacious, which gives you a good amount of space around your seat. You'll likely get a seat that is both a window and an aisle seat.
The flight durations for all flights operated by Alaska Seaplanes are very short and the aircraft are all very small. This means in-flight entertainment (such as TVs, movies, magazines, etc) won't be provided. We recommend bringing your own forms of entertainment or you can simply take in Alaska's breathtaking views.
Alaska Seaplanes flies directly to over 10 destinations across the globe. Click the button below to find all the destinations that the airline flies to.
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Juneau International Airport is an international airport in Juneau, Alaska and the hub airport for Alaska Seaplanes. The airport has one runway, one seaplane landing area and one terminal.
Other than Alaska Seaplanes, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Harris Air, Island Air Express, Aleutian Airways and Ward Air all fly to/from the airport.
Juneau is a thriving community that offers small-town hospitality as well as city amenities. The town has become a hub for tourism and cruise ship passengers and with its mountains, rivers, glaciers and forests, Juneau offers majestic scenery to behold. Juneau has plenty of activities for travellers to enjoy, such as exploring Historic Downtown Juneau or the Mendenhall Glacier and Visitor Center.
Alaska Seaplanes has a fleet made up of landplanes and seaplanes. Overall, it has more than 10 aircraft within its fleet, including models such as Pilatus PC-12, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, Cessna 208 Caravan, Cessna 207, Cessna 206 and DeHavilland Beaver.
The Pilatus PC-12, of which there are 2 in the fleet, is a landplane that can carry up to 9 passengers as well as cargo across Alaska, Canada and the Pacific Northwest region of the USA. Each seat is both an aisle and a window seat.
The Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, of which there are 4 in the fleet, is another landplane that can carry up to 9 passengers comfortably. It has a large cargo pod, making it ideal for sports teams, fishermen, skiers and snowboarders.
Need to depart from a seaplane base? You can fly on the Cessna 208 Caravan - the seaplane version of the Grand Caravan. It also seats 9 passengers.
Another seaplane the airline has in its fleet is the DeHavilland Beaver. This aircraft was designed to carry a lot of weight and operate efficiently on both sea and land. Up to 6 passengers can fit inside this aircraft - it's ideal for travelling to remote camping destinations or lakes.
For lighter loads, Alaska Seaplanes uses the Cessna 206. This aircraft can fit up to 4 passengers (plus baggage) and is ideal for sightseeing or travelling to remote camping destinations.