13 of 29,235 JAN 5: AMHS Fare Increase
Notice to all Alaska Marine Highway System customers
As of January 1, 2016 a five percent fare increase will be applied to new reservations. Customers with reservations made prior to January 1 will not be affected.
Some fares will not increase. Any fare that is disproportionately higher than the majority of AMHS fares will remain unchanged.
This is the second step in a multi-step process to level AMHS tariffs and eliminate anomalies. The AMHS goal is to create a formula based rate structure to better serve its customers. The initial step of this process included a 4.5 percent increase on May 1, 2015.
The fare increases are consistent with preliminary tariff recommendations that were presented to the Marine Transportation Advisory Board on December 12, 2014. A copy of the meeting packet, including the presentation, is available at dot.alaska.gov/mtab. The AMHS Tariff Analysis report is available at dot.alaska.gov/amhs/reports.
Additionally, AMHS has corrected a loophole in the reservation change fee policy. There is now a minimum $20 fee for any reservation changed within 2 weeks of sailing, regardless of any itinerary value change associated with the revised reservation.
For questions, please contact the AMHS reservations office at 1-800-642-0066.
More information may be found at FerryAlaska.com.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 249 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure