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IFA Sets Summer '08 Schedules & Rates


October 10, 2007

Ketchikan, Alaska - Today IFA general manager Bruce Jones announced that daily round-trip passenger/vehicle service between Hollis and Ketchikan will be provided from May 1st through September 30, 2008 by the Inter-Island Ferry Authority, with two round-trips on Fridays from July 4 through September 5th.

The board carefully evaluated user recommendations in deciding to provide a second round-trip on Fridays during the peak period, said Jones. Traffic figures for prior years show that demand peaks on Fridays. The schedule for single daily round-trips is departing Hollis at 8:00am for Ketchikan and departing Ketchikan at 3:30pm for Hollis. Cruising time is 3 hours. For the Friday double runs, departures from Hollis will be at 7:00am and 2:30pm, departing Ketchikan at 10:45am and 6:15pm.

Service on the IFA's seasonal northern route between Coffman Cove, Wrangell and Petersburg will be a round-trip every Friday, Saturday and Monday, with an extended season from May 2 through September 29, 2008. These are the three days with the greatest need for service on this route, according to Jones. Departure from Coffman Cove is at 7:00am, arriving Wrangell at 9:45am and at Petersburg's S.Mitkof terminal at 11:45am. S.Mitkof departure is at 12:45pm, arriving Wrangell at 1:45pm and Coffman Cove at 5:30pm.

Summer '08 fares will be the same as '07 for both routes. A variable fuel surcharge applies. The IFA's driver travels free program will not apply in the summer season. Because it has a passenger capacity of 200, the M/V Stikine will be assigned to the Hollis-Ketchikan run next summer, with the 170 passenger M/V Prince of Wales serving the northern route, stated Jones. Car deck capacity of both vessels is 30 standard automobiles. Food and beverage service is provided on both ferries by Prince of Wales Island based concession operators.


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Inter-Island Ferry Authority


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