Ward Air offers unmatched excellence in floatplane and amphibious air charter service for Juneau's outlying wilderness areas. With a superior safety record, Ward Air is one of the oldest floatplane services in Alaska.
Ward Air has grown substantially from the original single pilot and single aircraft operation started in 1974 by Ken Ward. In 1993, under new ownership, Ed and Randy Kiesel took over the direction of the company. Ed Kiesel, President and Randy Kiesel, Chief Pilot both of Juneau continue the homegrown traditions with their understanding of weather and water conditions unique to upper Southeast Alaska.
Aircraft such as the DeHavilland Otter, DeHavilland Beaver, or Cessna 185 provide the flexibility for Ward Air to travel almost anywhere within Southeast. These aircraft are equipped with amphibious and straight floats and one Cessna is outfitted with skis during the winter months.
Our high standard of maintenance and pilots with many hours of logged flight time, have helped us to build an impeccable reputation throughout Southeast Alaska. Personalized and knowledgeable professional flying service has made us the locals' choice.
We offer complete service to outlying fishing lodges. Airport shuttle service, luggage storage, freezer facilities and transporting your "catch" are just a few of the courtesies extended to you. The crew is well versed on the logistics of travel and will be happy to help you with shipping to and from the lower 48.
Travelers to Pack Creek to see the wonder of "Bear Country" and those traveling to US Forest Service cabins will appreciate our hangar storage, off-airport parking, freezer and cooler capacity, and most of all our boat motor rental.
Let us help you make your trip a truly unforgettable experience. The pilot will work with your party to customize your Ice cap or wildlife tour. Choose what you would like: land on a lake, fly over several ice fields, look for wildlife or just enjoy the phenomenal and breathtaking beauty of the last frontier.