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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Alaska Seaplanes begins operations in Wrangell


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman disembarks Alaska Seaplanes' inaugural flight into Wrangell last Thursday. The airline, which has operated for 25 years, will provide daily service between Sitka and Wrangell.

Alaska Seaplanes landed on the idea of offering service to Wrangell about two years ago, and its inaugural flight touched down last Thursday.

"One of our anchor (clients) is SEARHC," said Andy Kline, marketing manager for Juneau-based Alaska Seaplanes. "They've been wanting to have more connectivity between Wrangell and Sitka, especially with the new (medical) facility here."

The airline will run an afternoon flight from Sitka to Wrangell and back, seven days a week.

Kline said the airline actually acquired its Wrangell office site just north of the Alaska Airlines terminal two years ago w...

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