Tenakee Seaplane Base

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Tenakee Seaplane Base
Tenakee Seaplane Base diagram.png
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Southeast Region
Serves Tenakee Springs, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 0 ft / 0 m
Coordinates 57°46′47″N 135°13′06″W / 57.77972°N 135.21833°W / 57.77972; -135.21833Coordinates: 57°46′47″N 135°13′06″W / 57.77972°N 135.21833°W / 57.77972; -135.21833
TKE is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
E/W 10,000 3,048 Water
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 76 23 Wood
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 650

Tenakee Seaplane Base (IATA: TKEFAA LID: TKE) is a state-owned public-use seaplane base located in Tenakee Springs,[1] 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.

The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2015-2019 categorized it as a general aviation airport based on 657 enplanements (passenger boardings) in 2012 (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).[2] As per the Federal Aviation Administration, this airport had 639 enplanements in calendar year 2008,[3] 617 enplanements in 2009, and 645 in 2010.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

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).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, it had 650 aircraft operations, an average of 54 per month: 77% air taxi and 23% general aviation.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:

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) 70 60
2 Angoon, AK Angoon Seaplane Base (AGN) 60 10

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for TKE (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). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). faa.gov. 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 "Tenakee, AK: Tenakee Airport (TKE)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 

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