Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Economic Impact Report
(Anchorage, Alaska) —The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), in conjunction with McDowell Group, recently completed an Economic Impact Study requested by Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC). The full report is available on the AEDC’s website: www.aedcweb.com.
Some key findings in the study are:
Passenger flights make up over 50,000 landings at ANC, while cargo flights equal more than 86,000 landings. The report reflects that the cargo flights inbound to the U.S. from Asia are fuller than the return flights to Asia, highlighting the opportunity for future growth in commerce between the US and Asia.
“Overall, there are no surprises in this report, but now we have up-to-date data on the current impact that ANC has on our local economy. As an international airport heavily weighted in cargo activity, ANC is a barometer of the national and global economy,” stated John Parrott, ANC Airport Manager.
The Alaska International Airport System (AIAS) - comprised of Ted Stevens Anchorage and Fairbanks International Airports - is home to over 30 international and domestic airlines providing passenger and cargo service throughout Alaska, the United States, Europe, and Asia. AIAS is an extraordinary economic engine; serving nearly 6 million passengers per year and accounting for 1 in 10 jobs in Anchorage and 1 in 20 jobs in Fairbanks.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 33 communities, 5,700 miles of highway and 660 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of ADOT&PF is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”
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