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Cruise ships still king

...In the First City, about 884,000 visitors came by cruise ship in 2014, and 940,000 are projected for 2015.Air travel remains a small but growing part of Ketchikan's tourism industry, according to the Division of Economic Development...
Made in Alaska: Greg Chaney's "Empty Chair"

...paints a detailed portrait of our community in the early 1940s, when Juneau was a city of less than 6,000 people, air travel a novelty and support from one's neighbor a given.More broadly, Chaney's film illustrates how the generalities...
Easier access has economic side effects

...lost revenue and potentially a decline in jobs.Juneau Access isn't expected to substantially affect long-distance air travel from Juneau International Airport.Water travelAt meetings in Haines and Skagway, residents said they were concerned...
Smoke on the water

...we'll work with our local law enforcement partners to process that person."The same holds true in the air: Because air travel is federally regulated, Bush planes can't legally carry marijuana.Unlike Coast Guard districts farther south, the...
Empire Editorial: Keep Alaska neutral in the airline wars

...year's J.D. Power rankings), we haven't suffered as much from cramped aircraft.Again, we hope this continues. Air travel to and from Juneau isn't always pleasant - but it could be worse.For those reasons, we're always nervous when...
Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand

...he wants but cannot exceed the $500 annual individual contribution limit, which includes the non-monetary value of air travel time. The campaign would have to pay a commercially reasonable rate for use of the aircraft, the commission decided...
My Turn: Support Delta to ensure cheaper Juneau airfare

...service to Juneau over the long term if Juneau residents are willing to support it.Let's support competition for our air travel dollars.? Mark S. Johnson has lived in Alaska for almost 36 years, with 35 years spent in Juneau. He retired from...
Plans for ferry gift shop phase-out moving ahead offerings or selling items in the boats' cafeterias, Woodrow said.The ferry system is a common alternative to air travel for Alaskans, from the Aleutians to Southeast. During the height of the summer season, though, the highest percentage...
Panel: Don Young violated US House ethics

...permissible, as well as non-trip gifts.The committee said for seven of the 15 trips, only some of the expenses, like air travel provided by friends but not previously cleared by the committee, were improper, while the rest fell under exemptions...
Transportation plan calls for expansion

...2015 and 2016, but there are currently no estimates on when it might be completed."The Angoon airport will improve air travel safety, reliability and frequency; provide for emergency medical transportation needs; better meet current travel...


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