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Alaska International Airport System
Fairbanks International Airport

6450 Airport Way
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
Main: 907-474-2500
Fax: 907-474-2513

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16th, 2024
Contact: Zak Mitchell, 907-474-2596

Structural Fire at Fairbanks International Airport

(Fairbanks, AK) -  At approximately 3:38 p.m. on Monday Jan.15, 2024, the Fairbanks International Airport Communications Center received a report of a structural fire at 6171 Old Airport Way. Airport Police and Fire Officers, in collaboration with the University and City of Fairbanks Fire Departments, immediately responded to the scene and worked to extinguish the blaze.

Fortunately, there were no occupants present at the time of the fire, and no injuries have been reported. The affected building, owned by Fairbanks International Airport and leased by Budget Rent a Car, has been declared a total loss. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.

The safety and well-being of our community, employees, and partners are of utmost importance to us. We appreciate the swift response of our Airport Police and Firefighters and supportive efforts of our emergency services partners in safely containing the situation.

Air operations were not impacted by the event. Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.


About Fairbanks International Airport

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 of 1,900 jobs in Fairbanks.  

About DOT&PF

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 9 ferries serving 35 communities along 3,500 marine miles, over 5,600 miles of highway and 839 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”