Airport

A photo taken from the terminal roof shows the extent of the first phase of paving to accommodate large aircraft. (Mike Greene / City and Borough of Juneau)

Large-scale repaving project plants itself at Juneau International Airport

Work may take two to three years, schedule seeks to limit impact on operations.

 

A sign at the entrance of the Juneau International Airport’s short-term parking lot informs travelers that construction will begin May 31 and long-term parking will be closed the same day. The airport’s construction project will begin next Wednesday, May 31, for parking lot improvements, including repaving, new curbing, lighting and draining, as well as installing a new payment system in the short-term lot. ( Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Airport to begin $10M parking improvement project next week

Parking will be limited during the summer and into the fall, officials say.

 

This is a photo of the Juneau International Airport in April 2023. A Montana man pleaded guilty last Wednesday to assaulting a flight crew member while aboard a flight from Sitka to Juneau in early April. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)

Man pleads guilty to assault of crew member while on flight to Juneau

The assault occurred on April 1, according to court documents.

 

Kristi Elliott, owner of Juneau International Airport’s gift shop Hummingbird Hollow Gifts, stands with Debra Holman to review inventory. If the airport moves forward with proposed plans to reconfigure the allocated space for the gift shop, Elliott said it could dramatically limit the current wide selection of inventory Hummingbird Hollow Gifts offers, which then cuts down their overall revenue. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Change is in the wings for the airport gift shop

Hummingbird Hollow Gifts’ contract expires in September, request for proposals is open.

Kristi Elliott, owner of Juneau International Airport’s gift shop Hummingbird Hollow Gifts, stands with Debra Holman to review inventory. If the airport moves forward with proposed plans to reconfigure the allocated space for the gift shop, Elliott said it could dramatically limit the current wide selection of inventory Hummingbird Hollow Gifts offers, which then cuts down their overall revenue. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows one of two F-35 fighter jets that many saw (and heard) landing and departing from Juneau International Airport on Tuesday. (Courtesy Photo / Jonathan Broga)

Pair of F-35s make their presence known at airport

“It’s not at all uncommon for us to see that here.”

This photo shows one of two F-35 fighter jets that many saw (and heard) landing and departing from Juneau International Airport on Tuesday. (Courtesy Photo / Jonathan Broga)
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Local, state and federal agencies will participate in a major exercise at Juneau International Airport on Saturday.
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Local, state and federal agencies will participate in a major exercise at Juneau International Airport on Saturday.
An Alaska Seaplanes Pilatus PC-12 sits on the tarmac at Yakutat Airport on Dec. 5, 2021, a charter flight to help stranded travelers leave after an airport instrument failure prevented any commercial flights from reaching the small city. The National Weather Service is currently working on fixing the problem. (Courtesy photo / Norton Gregory)

Yakutat airport weather instrument malfunction strands travelers

Without the dead sensor, commercial flights can’t land there, severely limiting travel options.

An Alaska Seaplanes Pilatus PC-12 sits on the tarmac at Yakutat Airport on Dec. 5, 2021, a charter flight to help stranded travelers leave after an airport instrument failure prevented any commercial flights from reaching the small city. The National Weather Service is currently working on fixing the problem. (Courtesy photo / Norton Gregory)
A $27 million renovation of Juneau International Airport, seen here on Aug. 3, 2021, is almost complete, aiming for the end of 2021 or early 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
A $27 million renovation of Juneau International Airport, seen here on Aug. 3, 2021, is almost complete, aiming for the end of 2021 or early 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Courtesy photo / Heather Holt
An Air Force C-32A landed at Juneau International Airport on Friday as part of a training flight. The C-32A, one of four in the world operated by the 89th Airlift Wing, is often the transport for the vice president or other VIPs.

Vice presidential plane visits Juneau for training flight

No VIPs were aboard the aircraft, which stayed less than a day.

Courtesy photo / Heather Holt
An Air Force C-32A landed at Juneau International Airport on Friday as part of a training flight. The C-32A, one of four in the world operated by the 89th Airlift Wing, is often the transport for the vice president or other VIPs.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
Aviation traffic at the Juneau International Airport was down 62% in 2020. Here, travelers arrive at the Juneau International Airport on Nov. 25, one of many days when air travel was much lower than historical norms.

Airport traffic down 62% in 2020

Pandemic-related air travel losses could lead to higher fees, fewer services in future.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire
Aviation traffic at the Juneau International Airport was down 62% in 2020. Here, travelers arrive at the Juneau International Airport on Nov. 25, one of many days when air travel was much lower than historical norms.
A flashing “X” signals the closed runway as crews work on a repaving project at the Juneau International Airport in 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Grant nets Juneau airport over $25M for maintenance, repairs

The money will be used to repair aging taxiways.

A flashing “X” signals the closed runway as crews work on a repaving project at the Juneau International Airport in 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Yes, that Wile E. Coyote airport sign is real
Yes, that Wile E. Coyote airport sign is real
Airport’s projects are taking off
Airport’s projects are taking off
Major project waiting in the wings for the airport

Major project waiting in the wings for the airport

North terminal work could start this time next year.

Major project waiting in the wings for the airport