Pelican Seaplane Base

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Pelican Seaplane Base
Airport type Public
Owner City of Pelican
Serves Pelican, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 0 ft / 0 m
Coordinates 57°57′19″N 136°14′11″W / 57.95528°N 136.23639°W / 57.95528; -136.23639Coordinates: 57°57′19″N 136°14′11″W / 57.95528°N 136.23639°W / 57.95528; -136.23639
PEC 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 350

Pelican Seaplane Base (IATA: PECFAA LID: PEC) is a public-use seaplane base located in and owned by the City of Pelican,[1] 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.

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2015-2019 categorized it as a general aviation airport based on 859 enplanements (passenger boardings) in 2012[2] (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year). As per the Federal Aviation Administration, this airport had 744 enplanements in calendar year 2008,[3] 550 in 2009, and 652 in 2010.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Pelican Seaplane Base has one runway designated NW/SE which measures 10,000 by 2,000 feet (3,048 x 610 m).[1] For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 350 aircraft operations, an average of 29 per month: 86% air taxi and 14% general aviation.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alaska Seaplane Service[5] Juneau[6]


Carrier shares: January – December 2013[7]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Top domestic destinations: Jan. – Dec. 2013[7]
Rank City Airport name & IATA code Passengers
2013 2012
1 Juneau, AK Juneau International (JNU) 770 800
2 Elfin Cove, AK Elfin Cove Seaplane Base (ELV) 60 <10


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for PEC (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. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "About Us". Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC. Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Alaska Seaplane Service (also known as Alaska Seaplanes) 
  6. ^ "Flight Schedule". Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Elfin Cove, AK: Elfin Cove Seaplane Base (ELV)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 

Other sources[edit]

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket DOT-OST-2002-11586) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Order 2003-1-27 (January 28, 2003): selecting Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC, to provide subsided essential air service at Elfin Cove and Pelican, Alaska, at an annual subsidy rate of $177,681 for a two-year term from February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2005.
    • Order 2005-5-3 (May 10, 2005): selecting Alaska Seaplane Service to provide essential air service (EAS) to Pelican and Elfin Cove, Alaska, and establishing a subsidy rate of $216,593 per year.
    • Order 2007-9-7 (September 7, 2007): granting the Petition for Reconsideration of Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC, and extending its subsidized essential air service (EAS) term at Elfin Cove and Pelican, Alaska, to a four-year term, through May 31, 2011.
    • Order 2011-3-11 (March 9, 2011): re-selecting Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC, to provide essential air service (EAS) at Elfin Cove and Pelican, Alaska, at annual subsidy rates of $75,391 at Elfin Cove and $185,721 at Pelican, from June 1, 2011, through January 31, 2015. Pelican, Alaska: Docket OST-2002-11586. Scheduled Service: Six nonstop round trips per week year round to Juneau. Aircraft: DeHavilland Beaver, six seats.

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