Smokey Bay Air was founded in 1998 and is an Alaskan regional carrier.
The airline is based in Homer, which is a scenic small fishing town on Kachemak Bay. Homer is known by locals as ‘the end of the road’, referring to the remote location of the village.
Smokey Bay Air operates year-round daily services to the villages of Seldovia, Port Graham and Nanwalek. This is a vital connection for locals, as these villages are surrounded by difficult terrain and aren’t served by year-round accessible roads — air, or boat, is the only transportation option.
As well as scheduled flights, the airline is also available for private charters throughout the state of Alaska. A popular trip includes bear viewing tours in the Katmai or Lake Clark National Parks.
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The airline operates multiple flights a day from Homer to the following villages:
The following are popular private charter routes that the airline operates:
Details on the baggage allowance of the airline will be detailed during the booking process.
Onboard, there are 5 passenger seats. During the flight, whether private charter or onone of the airline’s scheduled flights, passengers can enjoy stunning views of the Alaskan landscape.
All of the airline’s planes have intercoms, and a headset will be normally provided — allowing the pilot to maintain communication and provide commentary.
Check-in details will be detailed during the booking process.
Passengers are advised to check in with Smokey Bay Air staff on the day before the flight is scheduled to depart, to confirm what the departure time will be. This is because departure will depend on conditions such as tide-times — depending on the route, the airline may be landing on a beach.
All flights are weather-dependent. If a flight is cancelled because of bad weather, each passenger has an option for a full refund, or they can choose to rebook.
Smokey Bay Air operates two Cessna 206's, and two Cessna 207 aircraft. Cessna aircraft are ideal for the terrain and flying experience in Alaska, and are known for being very reliable.
The airline has a frequent flyer program, which lets passengers purchase 5 round-trip tickets, then get one for free. This is ideal for locals, to whom Smoky Bay provides invaluable connection between villages.
The airline can provide a number of special services for those with disabilities or requiring additional assistance. Smokey Air will strive to meet your needs, but due to the configuration of the aircraft and the way that the airline lands on sometimes difficult terrain, there may be restrictions. Passengers need to be able to get in and out of the airplane with minimal assistance. The weight limit per passenger is limited to 280 lbs. If you have any questions, it is advised to contact our customer service team before you book to avoid disappointment.
The airline is based in the town of Homer. The airport is based at Homer Airport, a small passenger airport, which is a state-owned public-use airport. The airline has its own hangar, just outside the town.
If you’re looking for domestic flights with the USA, the following airlines operate flights from Alaska to other states: