Cheap Flights to Pedro Bay

Pedro Bay Airport is a state-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile west of the central business district of Pedro Bay, in the Lake and Peninsula Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport has received at least 678 passenger boardings, which is a drop of 47% from the 1,271 enplanements in the previous year. This placed the airport as a general aviation facility, under the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009-2013 of the FAA.

The Pedro Bay Airport covers an area of 229 acres at an elevation of 45 feet above mean sea level. It has one gravel runway designated 9/27, which measures about 3,000 feet long. The airport is owned by the State of Alaska, serving Pedro Bay.

What to see & do

Pedro Bay Airport is located in Pedro Bay, one of the communities and census-designated places in Lake and Peninsula Borough, in the U.S. State of Alaska. Pedro Bay is located on the northeast end of Iliamna Lake, 30 miles northeast of Iliamna and 180 miles southwest of Anchorage. The community has a total area of 19 square miles. The Dena'ina Athabascan people originally occupied the area around Pedro Bay.

What is interesting about the place is that it has been a Russian trading site in the early 19th century. The original inhabitants have warred with Russian fur traders over trade practises, which then resulted into conflict and later resolution. An important piece of Russian history left in Pedro Bay is the St. Nicholas Chapel, which was listed under the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The St. Nicholas Chapel is a historic Russian Orthodox church that was built in 1890; a 15-by-15-foot building with an extension at its altar end. It is built with log walls, and has since been registered in the said list since 1980. Until today, the establishment, albeit old, can be visited. Outside of Pedro Bay, there are more sites within Lake and Peninsula Borough that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These include Aniakchak Bay Historic Landscape District in Chignik, Brooks Camp Boat House in King Salmon, Old Savonoski Site in Naknek, St. Nicholas Church in Pilot Point, and Wassillie Trefon Dena’ina Fish Cache in Port Alsworth, among others.

Apart from the said historical church, Pedro Bay also is also known for fishing opportunities, which can be done in the main bay found south of the central business district. Pedro Bay is also the home to the Pedro Bay Corporation, which serves as the village corporation of Pedro Bay alongside more than 200 other Alaska Native village corporations and 12 Alaska Native Regional Corporations. For tourists to see and experience the most out of Pedro Bay, the community has the Iliamna Lake tourism services, as well as accommodations like wilderness lodges.

How to get around within Pedro Bay

Land travel within Pedro Bay would require travellers to use private vehicles, since there are no public transport modes established in the area. Water transport can be covered by boats, while air transport can be covered through the airport.

How to get there

Pedro Bay Airport serves the village of Pedro Bay in Alaska. It receives scheduled and charter air services from Iliamna and Anchorage, operated by Iliamna Air. Aside from air travel, Pedro Bay can also be accessed via water travel; barge service is available from Naknek via Kvichak River.

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