Alaska Seaplanes seeking to provide service to Whitehorse

    Carl Ramseth at Thursday's luncheon

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Seaplanes wants to provide service between Juneau and Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory.

    The company's Carl Ramseth made a presentation to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Thursday and talked to Charles Murphy of News of the North afterwards.

    He said there are a few details to work out before they can announce a start date and schedule.   Ramseth said it is a commitment they made....

    Ramseth said they are working with Transport Canada on the authority to operate scheduled service into Canada.  They hope to hear back within a couple of weeks.

    He sees a lot of potential pointing out that Juneau and Whitehorse are  very connected.

    He said the flight would be a three year commitment and operate three days a week.

    The company has grown to 150 employees and 75,000 passengers last year.

    It serves 13 communities including Haines and Skagway in the north to Kake in the south



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