Tenakee Seaplane Base
|Tenakee Seaplane Base|
|IATA: TKE – ICAO: none – FAA LID: TKE|
|Owner||State of Alaska DOT&PF - Southeast Region|
|Serves||Tenakee Springs, Alaska|
|Elevation AMSL||0 ft / 0 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Tenakee Seaplane Base (IATA: TKE, FAA LID: TKE) is a state-owned public-use seaplane base located in Tenakee Springs, a city on Chichagof Island in the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. Scheduled airline service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year). As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 639 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 617 enplanements in 2009, and 645 in 2010.
Facilities and aircraft
Tenakee Seaplane Base has a seaplane landing area designated E/W which measures 10,000 by 7,000 feet (3,048 x 2,134 m). It also has a helipad designated H1 with a wood surface measuring 76 by 66 feet (23 x 20 m).
Airline and destination
The following airline offers scheduled passenger service at this airport:
|Alaska Seaplane Services||Juneau|
|Carrier||Passengers (arriving and departing)|
- FAA Airport Master Record for TKE ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- "Flight Schedule". Alaska Seaplane Services, LLC. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
- "Tenakee, AK: Tenakee Airport (TKE)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. July 2011.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket DOT-OST-2006-25542) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- 90-Day Notice (August 1, 2006): of Alaska Juneau Aeronautics, Inc. d/b/a Wings of Alaska of intent to terminate Essential Air Service at Angoon and Tenakee, Alaska.
- Order 2006-9-17 (September 19, 2006): allowing Alaska Juneau Aeronautics, Inc., d/b/a Wings of Alaska, to suspend its unsubsidized scheduled service at Angoon and Tenakee, Alaska, on September 23, 2006.
- 90-Day Notice (October 6, 2008): of Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC to terminate all scheduled service at Angoon and Tenakee, Alaska.
- Order 2008-12-27 (December 29, 2008): selecting Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC, to provide essential air service (EAS) at annual subsidy rate of $101,359 at Angoon and $63,748 at Tenakee, Alaska, through January 31, 2011.
- Order 2010-12-7 (December 3, 2010): reselected Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC, to provide essential air service (EAS) at Angoon and Tenakee, Alaska, at annual subsidy rates of $145,734 at Angoon and $135,576 at Tenakee, from February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2015.