WARNING! ALL RESERVATIONS NEED TO BE MADE WELL IN ADVANCE. Summer flights to and within Alaska are heavily booked. Guests should contact their airlines or check their websites as early as possible to assure flights that correspond to their “Alaska Adventures” reservation dates. There are two options to fly to Chignik, commercial or charter.
To fly commercially to Chignik you must first fly with either Peninsula Air or Alaska Airlines from Anchorage to King Salmon, they are the only carriers for that portion of your trip. The flight to King Salmon takes about one hour.
Changes in travel for 2013 have resulted from Grant Air taking over the “Bush“ flights from PenAir. For 2013 the rates on Grant Air remain similar to last year, $684 roundtrip, and Alaska Air mileage can no longer be used for this portion. Unfortunately, Grant Air has not yet been accepted into the Alaska Air mileage program. If you have Alaska Air miles to use we encourage their use on flights from the Lower 48 to King Salmon.
The last segment of the journey to Chignik takes about 90 minutes on 9 passenger Caravan or Navajo planes. It is a prime opportunity to see the country and look for bears, caribou, and moose on the flight. There is often a wait in King Salmon to fly on out to Chignik, there are however restaurants and a very nice tourist center there if you need to pass some time.
There are charters available from Grant Air in King Salmon to fly you directly to Chignik with no waiting in King Salmon. For groups of 6 the cost is very similar to the scheduled flight and it is a very good option.
The airport code for Chignik Bay is KCG, and is also referred to as Chignik Fisheries.
The Web site for Grant Aviation is http://www.flygrant.com/schedule.php
The phone numbers for Grant Aviation Reservations for King Salmon to Chignik flights are:
907- 246- 3590 or toll free at 855- 246- 3590.
Please clarify to them you are going to Chignik Bay Adventures, in Chignik Bay.
Please contact us if you need any help with these arrangements.
The Charter option is more expensive however can work well when the guests before and after are chartering as well. We use Security Aviation, an outstanding company with first class airplanes and service. This flight sends you direct from Anchorage to Chignik Bay. Their service will pick you up at the airport or your hotel and take you directly to their runway and fly approximately one hour and forty five minutes to Chignik Bay.
Although Chignik Bay is perched on the outskirts of the world, we are fortunate to have excellent, safe, air transport to the Village.
Now that you’ve booked your trip, find out What To Bring to Chignik!