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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25th, 2024
Contact: Erik Peterson, ANC 907-266-2694 or Zak Mitchell, FAI 907-474-2596

United Airlines Expands Summer Seasonal Service to Alaska with New Routes from Fairbanks and Anchorage International Airports

(Anchorage & Fairbanks) -  The Alaska International Airport System is pleased to announce the expansion of United Airlines summer seasonal service with the introduction of new routes connecting Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) to Denver International Airport (DEN) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Beginning in May, travelers from both Fairbanks and Anchorage will have the opportunity to experience United's renowned service and convenient connections through two additional major hubs. The addition of Denver service from Fairbanks and Washington Dulles service from Anchorage to United's network underscores the airline's commitment to providing more options for passengers in the Alaskan market.

Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) – Denver International Airport (DEN) Route Details:

  • Seasonal service will operate from May 23-September 9, 2024.
  • Flights will operate daily, offering convenient connections throughout the United network.

"I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to United Airlines for their expanded summer seasonal service, linking Fairbanks to Denver and broadening travel choices for our community and visitors. This new route not only enhances connectivity but also highlights Fairbanks as a pivotal destination within the United network, complementing the existing Chicago service." Angie Spear, Fairbanks International Airport Director.

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) – Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) Route Details:

  • Seasonal service will operate from May 23-September 3, 2024.
  • Flights will be available daily, providing flexibility for both business and leisure travelers.

"United Airlines addition of non-stop service from Anchorage to Washington Dulles International Airport this summer affirms United's commitment to the Alaska market. I am delighted to see one of the world's premier airlines, United, increasing service at Anchorage International Airport, providing Alaskans expanded options for summer travel, as well as offering visitors a wider variety of gateways from which to access the Last Frontier."  Craig E. Campbell, Anchorage International Airport Director.

Tickets for these new summer seasonal routes are available for purchase on the United Airlines website. For more information and to book your next adventure, visit For more information on United Airlines new summer flights options please visit Adventure Awaits: United Unveils New Summer Flights to Top Outdoor North American Destinations


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.”