By Air

Flying is the easiest and quickest way to get to Kennicott. It is also a spectacular flight through some of Alaska’s most magnificent country. There is a 3,600 foot gravel airport located between McCarthy and Kennicott.

It is about a 2 hour flight from Anchorage, 50 minutes from Glennallen, and 25 minutes from Chitina.

Wrangell Mountain Air flies from Chitina to McCarthy three times each day. The flights depart Chitina at 9:05am, 2:45pm, and 5:45pm and depart from McCarthy at 8:30am, 2:00pm, and 5:00pm.

Copper Valley Air Service flies from Anchorage and Glennallen to McCarthy on Monday and Thursday. The flight leaves Anchorage at 8:30 am. Cost is about $550 per person round trip. (866) 570-4200

If you are interested in flying to Kennicott, be sure to check out our packages that include roundtrip airfare from Chitina or Anchorage, your room at Kennicott Glacier Lodge, and all meals. Learn More


You might want to experience both the drive and a flight on your trip to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. You can do this by taking a van from Chitina to McCarthy with the Kennicott Shuttle, and flying back to Chitina with Wrangell Mountain Air or vice versa. This is a great way to see the Park, and can be booked with either company.

However you decide to get to Kennicott, you'll have the opportunity to see some of the best scenery in Alaska. If we can help with your arrangements or if you have questions regarding our lodge, please email or call us.

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