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Infrastructure: Airport

Established 1961, the Alaska International Airport System (AIAS) is composed of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and Fairbanks International Airport (FAI). Working together as a system, the two airports are able to provide continuity in services and fees for their airline customers.

ANC can accommodate any type or size of aircraft and has state-of-the-art landing systems and terminal facilities. The airport is capable of handling Design Group VI aircraft with lengthened runways and expanded aircraft parking areas to accommodate this new generation of aircraft.

Aviation is a necessity in Alaska. Only 2 percent of Alaska’s landmass is accessible via roads, and 82 percent of Alaska’s communities are not connected to the road system. Aviation is a lifeline and the airport is a primary link in the supply chain for much of the state.

Economic Impacts

ANC is less than 9.5 hours from 90 percent of the industrialized world. The airport is an important contributor to Alaska’s economy and a critical link between Alaska communities, contiguous U.S. and international destinations.  Learn more »

Air Service

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport serves approximately 5 million passengers per year, houses the world’s largest and busiest floatplane base, and is a hub of commercial activity within the global marketplace.  Learn more »

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