Wrangell free to smile at Petersburg airport paid parking


December 9, 2021

Courtesy Petersburg Pilot

Even with the fresh snow on Sunday, there is no missing the sign that says drivers have to pay to park at the Petersburg airport.

Wrangell residents have long complained that Petersburg enjoys more than its share of perks - a Coast Guard station, more state and federal offices, more ferry service last winter.

But now, Wrangell has something Petersburg doesn't have: Lots of free parking at the airport.

Starting Dec. 1, Petersburg travelers who park at the airport but can't find one of the limited free spaces in front of the Alaska Airlines terminal will be charged $7 per day to park in an area nearby that used to be free. A private operator signed a five-year land-use permit with the state this year for the parking are...

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