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Airport Facts

  • Equidistant from Tokyo and New York, within 9.5 hours of 90% of the industrialized world.
  • Nearly 5.7 million passengers served in 2019.
  • Approximately 47 air carriers: 27 domestic and 18 international.
  • 21 passenger destinations served from ANC; 44 Cargo destinations served from ANC.
  • Over 42,000 passenger aircraft landings and over 41,000 wide and narrow body cargo aircraft landings in 2019.
  • 16 Retail Outlets, several with multiple airport storefronts.
  • 12 Food and Beverage Outlets, including three with 24 hour service (McDonald's and Starbucks).
  • 6 onsite Rental Car Companies located at ANC consolidated rental car facility (RAC).
  • 4,612 acre complex with hundreds of acres available for cargo and logistics development, including Kulis Business Park.
  • 964 paved acres – 768 of airside runways, ramps, aprons, and taxiways, plus 196 acres of pavement maintained in support of general aviation facilities, parking lots, and roads.
  • Three runways over 10,600 ft. - Longest runway - 12,400 ft.
  • Never closed for snow! Five- time winner of Balchen Post Award for Large Airport Snow Removal Programs, awarded to airports able to keep runways open under adverse snow conditions. 2011-2012 was a record snow year. Airfield Maintenance moved over 6 million tons of snow from November - April.
  • No slot restrictions or curfews, operational 24 hours per day.
  • Economic impact - 1 in 10 jobs in Anchorage. 15,577 airport and community jobs directly related to the airport.
  • 4th largest airport in the world in terms of cargo throughput.
  • 2nd largest airport in the United States for landed weight of cargo aircraft (#1 Memphis).
  • 31 signatory air carriers
  • Lake Hood Seaplane Base is the world's largest and busiest floatplane base with over 300 float slips and 400 general aviation paved or gravel tie down spots.  

Core Values

    From our history to date and from the commitments that we all share now about the future, we have defined the values that should guide all of our activities and staff in the years to come. These are our core values:

  • Integrity: Honesty, dependability, unity and a high ethical standard
  • Enterprising: Innovative, proactive, pioneering, business-centric airport system
  • Excellence: Commitment to improve and a passion to provide superior service and infrastructure
  • Respect: Professional regard for colleagues and customers

Our Vision

    By 2030, Alaska International Airport System (AIAS) is a global AeroNexus® for aviation related commerce

  • We will be a model government - owned enterprise, adaptive and agile
  • We will proactively address global changes and world markets
  • We will operate safely while striving for efficiency
  • We will be a coveted place to work
  • We will optimize our contribution to Alaska's economy and quality of life
  • We will involve, value and balance the interests of system stakeholders