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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2016
No.: 16-1002
Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994, Jeremy.Woodrow@alaska.gov

AMHS Releases Summer 2016 Schedule

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) today announced the release of its summer 2016 schedule which covers May through September. The release of the schedule coincides with the implementation of the new reservations and manifest system.

Reservations for the summer schedule are currently only being accepted through the Juneau Reservations Call Center by calling 800-642-0066. Online reservations for the summer schedule will be available in the coming weeks.

Sailing schedules can be reviewed online at FerryAlaska.com prior to contacting the call center. Reservations for the remainder of the winter schedule through the end of April are still available online.

AMHS has planned a phased implementation of the new reservations system starting with the reservations call center, then followed by online reservations for summer travel. Implementation will continue with new hardware installations in terminals and aboard vessels through the spring. The system will be fully implemented by May 2016, at which time the current OARS reservation system will be retired at the conclusion of the winter 2015/16 schedule.

Making advance reservations is the best way to guarantee space for passengers and vehicles, and it allows the system to operate more efficiently. Fare information is available online or from reservations agents.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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