Anchorage International Airport sees record setting 3.48 million tons of air cargo in 2020

posted on 11th February 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Anchorage International Airport sees record setting 3.48 million tons of air cargo in 2020

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 fueled by an increase in e-commerce, PPE, and displaced belly cargo,” said 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 recognize the benefits and efficiencies of ANC; as e-commerce shopping becomes routine; as international travel restrictions continue to displace belly cargo.”