Wings of Alaska
|Ceased operations||March 13, 2017|
|Hubs||Juneau International Airport|
|Focus cities||Skagway, Haines, Gustavus (Glacier Bay), Hoonah (Icy Straight), Juneau|
|Parent company||Glacial Aviation|
|Headquarters||Juneau, Alaska, USA|
|Key people||Aldwin Harder-Managing Partner|
Wings of Alaska was set up in 1982, to provide scheduled, chartered and freight flights services to many of the communities across Southeast, Alaska. Wings of Alaska was 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. 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. Following the acquisition, its headquarters were moved to Portland, Oregon. The combined airline maintained a single FAA operating certificate to operate single scheduled and non-scheduled flights in the Lower 48 market.
In 2015 Wings of Alaska was acquired from Seaport Airlines, by a locally owned Alaska business partnership, Fjord Flying Services, but continued to operate under the Wings of Alaska name. The company said it planned to focus on the locals and connections within the state itself, rather than connections to the continental U.S.
In March, 2017 Wings of Alaska announced that it was going out of business, ceasing operations immediately.
Wings of Alaska operated scheduled flights to the following locations in Alaska:
|Juneau||JNU||Juneau International Airport|
Former scheduled destinations:
|Excursion Inlet||EXI||Excursion Inlet Seaplane Base|
They also have charter service throughout Alaska.
A list of aircraft used by Wings of Alaska:
Wings of Alaska Flight 202, a Cessna 207 carrying one pilot and four passengers, crashed into a mountain between Juneau and Hoonah on 17 July 2015, killing the pilot. All four passengers survived. The National Transportation Safety Board investigated the crash and determined the cause was pilot error due to unfavorable weather conditions.Mechanical failure was not a factor in the crash.
- "Contact Us." Wings of Alaska. Retrieved on July 18, 2010. "Mailing Address: Wings of Alaska 8421 Livingston Way Juneau, AK 99801-8098"
- Wings of Alaska, official website
- DeGrave, Sam (12 October 2015). "Wings of Alaska sold - Gustavus charter company takes over Saturday". Juneau Empire. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- Files, Emily (March 13, 2017). "Empire: Wings of Alaska shuts down". KHNS. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- "Summer Schedule, Effective May 6, 2009 thru September 8, 2009". Wings of Alaska. 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2009-07-04.
- FAA registry - Glacial Aviation
- "Wreckage recovered from Southeast Alaska plane crash; investigation continues". Alaska Dispatch News. July 20, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.