FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2022
Contact: Melissa Stepovich, 907-474-2500
(Fairbanks, AK) - Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) is preparing for the 2022 summer season. With the return of two international carriers and additional flights with existing carriers, FAI is predicting a robust summer season.
Commercial airlines operating at FAI this summer include Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Condor Airlines, Air North, and 40-Mile Air.
United Airlines is returning to FAI this summer with a non-stop flight to Chicago (ORD). Delta Air Lines will commence additional summer flights to Seattle (SEA) and Minneapolis (MSP). Alaska Airlines will be increasing summer service to include five daily flights to SEA and eight flights to Anchorage (ANC). Sun Country will also return with weekly Saturday flights to MSP. After a two-year absence, Condor will return with direct weekly summer service to Frankfurt, Germany (FRA), and Air North will also return to provide charters to Whitehorse for cruise passengers. 40 Mile Air continues to operate small charters to Tok and other remote communities. FAI is fortunate to bring these travel options to the community and visitors alike.
“The team at FAI works tirelessly to expand air service options for residents and visitors alike and we are very fortunate to have the support and partnership of so many groups throughout Fairbanks including our partners at Explore Fairbanks,” said Angie Spear, Airport Manager.“
“There are early indicators that summer 2022 has the potential to be a record season between the return of Cross Gulf of Alaska cruise/land tours (which have been non-existent the last two years), the continued growth in domestic independent travelers that we saw last year, and the gradual return of international visitors,” said Scott McCrea, President and CEO of Explore Fairbanks. “Having strong air lift into Fairbanks is an important part to our industry’s success, and we are thankful for our partnership with Fairbanks International Airport as we work together to attract new carriers and routes into the market, as well as maintaining strong relationships with existing carriers that have serviced our destination for many years.”
Due to the increase in traffic for the summer season, travelers are encouraged to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to their scheduled departure. To ensure passengers are leaving all prohibited items at home please visit the TSA website: What Can I Bring? | Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov).
For more information regarding FAI including concessionaires and amenities visit www.fai.alaska.gov.
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.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 235 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 731 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure”.