Alaska Seaplanes nears Whitehorse route

    Whitehorse, Alaska (KINY) A dry run was held Tuesday to test the planned route between Whitehorse and Juneau.

    The Canadian Broadcasting Network CBC reported the 9-passenger Pilatus PC-12 from Alaska Seaplanes landed at Whitehorse Airport Tuesday afternoon.  The company had hoped to start the service in May but were delayed by government permits.  They received a Foreign Air Operator Certificate from Transport Canada on Friday.

    Up next is a license from the Canadian Transport Agency.

    General Manager Carl Ramseth was among the passengers on the test flight.  He said he thinks the service can begin later this month.

    Alaska Seaplanes previously ran flights to Whitehorse in the early 2000s.





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