There is no road to Cordova, so you will need to either fly or take the ferry.


Two airlines service Cordova, and both have generously offered discounts for folk attending the 2016 Alaska Bird Conference:


ALASKA AIRLINES is pleased to offer a 7% discount. Valid travel dates are December 3rd through the 11th.

The Discount Code is ECMJ133

Go to and input the Discount Code when searching for flights. You may also use the Discount Code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk; however a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply. If you have questions about the Discount Code, please contact the Group Desk at



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RAVN ALASKA is pleased to offer a 10% discount.

  • Go to
  • Select “Advanced Search”
  • Select flights and dates and amount of passengers
  • Enter EVT10 in the promo code box
  • Enter 2PL5HGG in the coupon number box

The system will then automatically take 10% off the base fare.


The Alaska Marine Highway runs from Whittier and Valdez to Cordova. Please check the schedule for dates and availability.

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                       Artwork by Mazie Vanderbroek

Getting from the airport to town

Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport is located 11 miles SE of Cordova.

Chinook Auto Rentals provides both car rentals and a shuttle service between the airport and town. The shuttle service will take you directly to your hotel.

Please contact them directly to arrange your prefered transport to town.

Phone: 1-877-424-5279, or 907-424-KARZ