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Seward Airport Improvement Project

Introduction

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in association with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is proposing to improve the airport in Seward, Alaska. Seward is located on the Kenai Peninsula at the north end of Resurrection Bay, approximately 75 air miles or 125 highway miles southwest of Anchorage. The state of Alaska owns and operates the Seward Airport, which includes a paved main runway (13/31), a paved crosswind runway (16/34), multiple taxiways, and two aprons.

The airport serves the residents of Seward (pop. 2,754 [2012]) and nearby communities, including Moose Pass, Bear Creek, and Lowell Point. Local pilots use the airport for business and leisure travel. Businesses use the airport to provide sightseeing tours of Kenai Fjords National Park via airplane and helicopter. The number of flights at the airport is much higher in the summer than in the winter months.

Approximately 25 small single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft are based at the airport. It is also used by transiting small aircraft, helicopters, small private jets, medevac aircraft such as the King Air, and occasionally by larger DC-6 and C-130 aircraft.

 

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