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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2020
Contact: Melissa Stepovich, 907-474-2522

Fairbanks International Airport to Open Cell Phone Lot

(Fairbanks, AK) - Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) will open a cell phone parking lot to assist those picking up passengers from the terminal. The lot allows people to wait for free on airport property until their passenger has landed, collected their bags and come to the curb.

“FAI is pleased to announce the opening of the Cell Phone Waiting Lot.  This much needed addition will decrease concourse congestion and allow a convenient location for residents to wait for arriving passengers free of charge, said Angie Spear Airport Manager. ”

The cell phone lot is designed to reduce congestion at the curb and to keep traffic in front of the terminal moving smoothly. The new lot will provide a convenient and safe place to wait until a call is received.

The cell phone lot will be helpful for passenger pick up, the advantage to drivers is less worry about time expiring in the short-term lot, or driving around the terminal. Use of the cell phone lot is available for 30 minutes a visit, vehicles must be attended at all times. Guests may not leave their vehicle to enter the terminal. Cell phone lot is not for commercial usage.

cell phone lot overhead view

For more information regarding FAI’s concessionaires and amenities visit www.fai.alaska.gov.

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About Fairbanks International Airport and Alaska DOT&PF

Fairbanks International Airport is the gateway to Alaska’s interior and Denali National Park. It’s one-half of the Alaska International Airport System and serves more than a million passengers annually. Equipped to handle any size and type of aircraft, anytime, with state-of-the-art landing systems and terminal facilities. Accounts for 1 in 20 jobs for a total of1,900 jobs in Fairbanks.

About DOT&PF

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, over 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to "Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure."

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