By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel Writer 

AK Seaplanes will end service to Wrangell and Petersburg


October 12, 2023

Alaska Seaplanes has decided to shut down its Wrangell and Petersburg operations, citing poor economics. Its last flights to the communities are scheduled for Oct. 31.

"Unfortunately, it wasn't financially sustainable with the ridership," Carl Ramseth, general manager, said Thursday, Oct. 5. "It hurts to pull out of those two communities."

Alaska Seaplanes started scheduled service into Petersburg in spring 2021, with daily flights from Juneau, and added a Sitka-Petersburg-Wrangell-Sitka flight in May 2022.

The air service, which was founded in 1997 and is based in Juneau, operates a fleet...

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