Kake Seaplane Base

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Kake Seaplane Base
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Southeast Region
Serves Kake, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 0 ft / 0 m
Coordinates 56°58′23″N 133°56′44″W / 56.97306°N 133.94556°W / 56.97306; -133.94556Coordinates: 56°58′23″N 133°56′44″W / 56.97306°N 133.94556°W / 56.97306; -133.94556
KAE is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
NW/SE 10,000 3,048 Water
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 1,000

Kake Seaplane Base (IATA: KAEFAA LID: KAE) is a public-use seaplane base located in Kake,[1] a city in the Petersburg Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. Scheduled airline passenger service is subsidized by the U.S. Department of Transportation via the Essential Air Service program.

This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2015-2019, which categorized it as a general aviation airport based on 1,598 enplanements in 2012 (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).[2] As per Federal Aviation Administration records, it had 1,564 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[3] 1,255 enplanements in 2009, and 1,440 in 2010.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Air Excursions Juneau [5]


Carrier shares: January - December 2012[6]
Carrier Passengers (arriving and departing)
Top domestic destinations: Jan. - Dec. 2012[6]
Rank City Airport Passengers
1 Juneau, AK Juneau International Airport (JNU) 1,470

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for KAE (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "Appendix A: List of NPIAS Airports with 5-Year Forecast Activity and Development Estimate" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) Report. Federal Aviation Administration. Archived from the original (PDF (7.89 MB)) on February 22, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. 18 December 2009.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. 4 October 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Destinations". Air Excursions. Archived from the original on August 4, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Kake, AK: Kake Seaplane Base (KAE)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. December 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket DOT-OST-2008-0217) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • 90-Day Notice (July 11, 2008): of L.A.B. Flying Service, Inc. intent to terminate unsubsidized essential air service at Kake, Alaska.
    • Order 2008-7-29 (July 25, 2008): requesting proposals by August 1, 2008, from carriers interested in providing essential air service (EAS) at Kake and Excursion Inlet, Alaska, for a two-year period, beginning when the carrier can inaugurate service, with or without subsidy. (On July 24, 2008, the Federal Aviation Administration revoked the operating certificate of LAB Flying Service, Inc., on an emergency basis.)
    • Order 2008-8-16 (August 15, 2008): selecting Alaska Juneau Aeronautics, Inc., d/b/a Wings of Alaska, Inc., to provide essential air service at Excursion Inlet and Kake, Alaska, at annual subsidy rates of $34,659 at Excursion Inlet and $314,302 at Kake, for the two-year period ending August 31, 2010.
    • Order 2010-8-9 (August 17, 2010): selecting Air Excursions, LLC to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Kake, Alaska, for a first-year subsidy rate of $213,405 and a second-year of $229,939 for the two-year period from September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2012.
    • Order 2012-9-8 (September 10, 2012): re-selecting Air Excursions, LLC to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Kake for a first-year annual subsidy of $163,621 and a second-year annual subsidy of $177,574. The airline will provide 14 weekly nonstop round trips to Juneau during the 21-week peak season and 7 weekly nonstop round trips during the 31-week off-peak season.

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