Wings of Alaska

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Wings of Alaska
Wings Of Alaska Logo.png
IATA
K5
ICAO
SQH
Callsign
SASQUATCH

WINGS (for VFR flights only)

Founded 1982
Hubs Juneau International Airport
Fleet size 6
Destinations 5
Parent company SeaPort Airlines, Inc.
Headquarters Juneau, Alaska, USA
Key people

Rob McKinney (President)

Scott Rinkenberger (Regional Manager)
Website www.wingsofalaska.com

Wings of Alaska is an American scheduled and charter airline company based in Juneau in the U.S. state of Alaska.[1] It is a d/b/a of SeaPort Airlines Inc.[2] Wings of Alaska is one of 7 airlines in Alaska with the Medallion Foundation Shield, which has strict safety & operational guidelines that exceed the Federal Aviation Regulations. Wings is the only scheduled land-based airline in Southeast Alaska to have earned this Shield.[3]

History[edit]

Wings of Alaska was set up in 1982, serving numerous communities with scheduled and charter flights in addition to flying tourists who visit southeast Alaska, many of them who were to visit Alaska for very short periods of time, to destinations across the airline's route map. Having only small airplanes and not jetliners, Wings of Alaska clients could benefit from the airline's lower fares when compared to other airlines that flew the same routes. The operation boasts the Medallion Foundation Shield, meaning the carrier exceeds most FAA standards and excels in safety. Of 153 airlines in Alaska, only 7 have earned the Shield. Wings fleet is also equipped with state-of-the-art Chelton Flight Systems Capstone Program, offering "Highway In The Sky" technology. In 2008 Wings of Alaska was acquired by SeaPort Airlines, but operates under the Wings of Alaska name.[4]

Wings of Alaska also has a cargo division, located at the airline's central offices in Juneau.

Wings of Alaska was a d/b/a of Alaska Juneau Aeronautics, though that name has now been changed to SeaPort Airlines Inc after the airline was acquired.

SeaPort Airlines[edit]

Main article: SeaPort Airlines

In 2008, Wings of Alaska was acquired by SeaPort Airlines, Inc. and its headquarters were moved to Portland, Oregon. The combined airline maintains a single FAA operating certificate to operate single scheduled and non-scheduled flights in the Lower 48 marketed as “SeaPort Airlines” and in Southeast Alaska as “Wings of Alaska.” Flights of both brands are listed in travel guides and GDSs using the “K5” designator and tickets are issued on SeaPort’s “609” stock. In late 2012, SeaPort redesigned the Wings of Alaska logo to use colors that are consistent with its logo.[4]

Destinations[edit]

Wings of Alaska operates scheduled flights to the following locations in Alaska:[5]

  1. Juneau (JNU) – Juneau International Airport
  2. Gustavus (GST) – Gustavus Airport
  3. Haines (HNS) – Haines Airport
  4. Hoonah (HNH) – Hoonah Airport
  5. Skagway (SGY) – Skagway Airport

Former scheduled destinations:[6]

  1. Excursion Inlet (EXI) – Excursion Inlet Seaplane Base

They also have charter service throughout Alaska.

Fleet[edit]

A list of aircraft used by Wings of Alaska:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Wings of Alaska. Retrieved on July 18, 2010. "Mailing Address: Wings of Alaska 8421 Livingston Way Juneau, AK 99801-8098"
  2. ^ "Company Overview." SeaPort Airlines. Retrieved on May 19, 2011.
  3. ^ Wings of Alaska, official website
  4. ^ a b "About Wings of Alaska". Wings of Alaska and SeaPort Airlines. 
  5. ^ "Schedule, Effective May 1 to August 16, 2013". Seaport Airlines / Wings of Alaska. May 1, 2013. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Summer Schedule, Effective May 6, 2009 thru September 8, 2009". Wings of Alaska. 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 

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