The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted expanded international passenger transfer rights to Alaska’s international airports. ANC is already an air cargo powerhouse, and these new passenger rights will allow airlines the ability to use belly cargo to support routes with passenger service overlaid. The rights also allow foreign airlines to better utilize U.S. partner airlines to offer more markets via connections at ANC.
These new passenger transfer rights mirror existing air cargo transfer rights that have been successfully used to help grow ANC into the world’s sixth-busiest air cargo airport.
“The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is a key part of Alaska’s economy. Annually, ANC is responsible for $1.8 billion of economic benefit to the state. These new passenger transfer rights are an asset that can help grow Alaska’s economy. I’d like to thank President Donald Trump and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao for all they do to help the economy of Alaska,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy.