Hydaburg Seaplane Base

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Hydaburg Seaplane Base
Airport type Public
Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Southeast Region
Serves Hydaburg, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 0 ft / 0 m
Coordinates 55°12′23″N 132°49′42″W / 55.20639°N 132.82833°W / 55.20639; -132.82833Coordinates: 55°12′23″N 132°49′42″W / 55.20639°N 132.82833°W / 55.20639; -132.82833
HYG is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
E/W 5,000 1,524 Water
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 1,000

Hydaburg Seaplane Base (IATA: HYGICAO: PAHYFAA LID: HYG) is a state owned, public use seaplane base located in Hydaburg,[1] a city in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Hydaburg Seaplane Base has one seaplane landing area designated E/W with a water surface measuring 5,000 by 2,000 feet (1,524 x 610 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 1,000 aircraft operations, an average of 83 per month: 50% air taxi and 50% general aviation.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airline service is subsidized by the United States Department of Transportation via the Essential Air Service program.[3]

Airlines Destinations
Taquan Air Ketchikan[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for HYG (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on September 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Order 2012-2-15". U.S. Department of Transportation. February 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Summer Flight Schedule: Effective May 13 – September 15, 2012". Taquan Air. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket DOT-OST-1999-6245) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2005-10-7 ( October 11, 2005): re-selecting Venture Travel, LLC, d/b/a Taquan Air, to provide essential air service at Hydaburg, Alaska, at the annual subsidy rate of $54,733 per year for the two-year period November 1, 2005, through October 31, 2007.
    • Order 2007-10-12 (October 11, 2007): re-selecting Venture Travel, LLC, d/b/a Taquan Air Service, to provide essential air service (EAS) at Hydaburg, Alaska, for the four-year period beginning November 1, 2007, at an annual subsidy rate of $86,755.
    • Order 2011-7-12 (July 27, 2011): re-selecting Venture Travel, LLC, operating as Taquan Air Service (Taquan Air), to provide essential air service (EAS) at Hydaburg, Alaska. Taquan Air will provide three weekly nonstop round trips to Ketchikan using 6-seat de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver aircraft for a four-year contract period beginning November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2015, for an annual subsidy of $151,773.

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