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Airport Runway on Left

Skagway Airport

          Skagway Airport has one runway designated 2/20 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,550 by 75 feet (1,082 x 23 m).
          For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 12,500 aircraft operations, an average of 34 per day:  86% air taxi and 14% general aviation.
          The airport does not have a tower, but does have a small passenger building at the south end.  Skagway is known as a very windy place.  In the summer the wind generally blows from the south and can be quite strong and gusty.  In the winter the wind turns around and blows from the north.  The airport is situated in a north-south direction and against the west side of the valley next to the Skagway River.
          There have been a number of fatal accidents over the past decades, generally by privately owned aircraft where pilots did not understand the tight constraints of the path of landings and takeoffs.  It is wise to talk to an experienced pilot from one of the airlines to understand the issues.  There have been landings at this airport by small jet aircraft, but rarely.
          At the south end, in the summer, there is a commercial helicopter tourist company that flies multiple craft throughout the day.  Rarely, seaplanes have landed in the ocean and taxied to the small boat harbor, but a new wave-wall that was constructed a few years ago makes that option more difficult.  Also, the wind can make the ocean very choppy at times.

Pilot and Airport Information

Air - Skagway is 45 minutes from Juneau and 60 minutes from Whitehorse, Yukon.  Skagway is served by scheduled and charter service, from Juneau, Haines and Whitehorse. Carriers serving Skagway are Air Excursions and Wings of Alaska.

Skagway 0 NW - N5927.60' - W13518.94' (LRA) UTC-9 (-8DT).
3,550 Ft. Chipseal surface, Not lighted, Day use only.  Skagway Seaplane 0 S - N5926.81' - W13519.36' UTC-9 (-8DT).Check for current navigation charts and information.

Regional Director
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
P. O. Box 3-1000
Juneau, AK  99802

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