Rising fuel prices put pressure on AMHS to raise fairs for the Fairweather

The ferry Fairweather travels faster than most other Alaska Marine Highway vessels, but it also uses more fuel. It takes about 4000 gallons of diesel for the Fairweather to make the roundtrip from Juneau to Sitka. Since the vessel began serving Southeast Alaska in June, 2004, the price of marine fuel has almost tripled. Passenger fares have remained the same—for now.

Weld Royal, KTOO – Juneau