Most visitors to Alaska arrive by air. Plus, it’s how most of us who live here get around. There are more than 140 state-operated airports in Alaska. That includes many modern jet terminals like those found inn Fairbanks and Anchorage. But it also includes many gravel strips, some of which lack any “terminal building” at all.
Alaska Airlines operates the biggest air travel network in Alaska. The carrier serves 19 destinations in the state, from Prudhoe Bay to Ketchikan to Adak. Only three of those destinations are connected to the road system: Anchorage, Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay.
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If you’re traveling to Alaska from the “Lower 48”, Alaska Airlines schedules nonstop flights from Los Angeles, Portland, Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Maui, Kona and Seattle. In fact, Alaska Airlines schedules more than 16 flights each day from Seattle to Anchorage, plus nonstops to Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka and Fairbanks.
From Anchorage, Alaska Airlines will fly you to the far-flung corners of the state, including Kodiak, Fairbanks, Utqiagvik (Barrow), Nome, Kotzebue, Bethel, Dillingham, Cordova, Yakutat, Wrangell, Petersburg…even Gustavus, the gateway to Glacier Bay National Park.
There are many other airlines that fly to Alaska.
Delta Air Lines flies to Anchorage, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka and Fairbanks from Seattle. Delta also flies nonstop between Anchorage and Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles and New York’s JFK Airport. Delta also flies from Fairbanks to Salt Lake City and Minneapolis.
United Airlines operates year-round between Anchorage and Denver. In the summer, United flies from Anchorage to San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and Newark. From Fairbanks, United flies to Denver and Chicago.
During the summer, American Airlines flies from Anchorage to Chicago, Dallas and Phoenix from Anchorage. From Fairbanks, AA flies to Chicago and Dallas.
Also between May and September, five international airlines offer service to/from Anchorage:
a. Condor Airlines, nonstop Anchorage/Fairbanks-Frankfurt
b. Eurowings, nonstop Anchorage-Frankfurt
c. Icelandair, nonstop Anchorage-Reykjavik
d. Yakutia, nonstop Anchorage-Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
e. Air Canada, nonstop Anchorage-Vancouver BC
Many smaller regional air caarriers cover the “last mile” between primary hubs in Anchorage and Fairbanks to smaller villages, including
a. Ravn Alaska, with service to Homer, Valdez, King Salmon, Dillingham, Cold Bay, St. Paul and Dutch Harbor
b. Grant Aviation, with hubs in Bethel, St. Marys, Dutch Harbor and Aniak.
c. Bering Air, with hubs in Nome and Kotzebue
d. Wright Air, serving the North Slope and villages along the Yukon River
e. Alaska Seaplanes, serving southeast Alaska
…and many others.
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