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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2012
No.: 12-2515
Contact: Margaret Tyler (907)266-2694

ANC Welcomes Korean Air Lines (Cargo) 747-8

(Anchorage, Alaska) — February 15, 2012 marked the first landing at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport of a Boeing 747-8F belonging to Korean Air Lines (Cargo).  Korean Air Lines (Cargo) began operating out of Anchorage International Airport in 1971 with two freighter flights per week.  Currently, Korean Air Lines (Cargo) lands between 8 and 14 flights a day at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. 

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 purpose of AIAS is "To Keep Alaska Flying and Thriving."

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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Photo of KAL 747-8 First Arrival