Anchorage Airport hits a milestone

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ANC experiences record cargo volumes
Cargo aircraft at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport headed for International destinations. Photo by Rob Stapleton/Alakfoto


More than 3.48 million tons of air cargo landed at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) in 2020 a 16% increase over the record setting volumes in 2019.

“The tremendous surge in cargo volumes through ANC has been fuelled by an increase in e-commerce, PPE, and displaced belly cargo,” commented airport director Jim Szczesniak.

“The pandemic has left an indelible mark on the e-commerce landscape, accelerating market growth—reaching numbers not forecast to be seen in the U.S. for another two years. We expect our cargo numbers to remain strong into 2021; as the air cargo industry continues to recognise the benefits and efficiencies of ANC; as e-commerce shopping becomes routine; as international travel restrictions continue to displace belly cargo.”

ANC is cementing its place as The Center of the Air Cargo World, just 9.5 hours from 90% of the industrialised world, more than 200 widebody freighter operations take place every day.

At least 28 widebody cargo carriers connect ANC to more than 50 destinations across the globe—30 of them daily and another 20 destinations with a frequency of weekly or better.