Anchorage sees a 7.4% rise in 2017 cargo volumes

15 / 02 / 2018

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) saw a steady increase in cargo activity in calendar year 2017, handling 2.7m tonnes, a 7.4% increase over full year 2016.

The number of cargo landings in 2017 at the top US freight hub was 79,595, an increase of 4.6% compared with 2016.

“The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport continues to be a strong performer in Alaska’s economy,” said Alaska Governor Bill Walker.

“We highly value the central role that Anchorage plays in transpacific air cargo. As we continue to strengthen our relationships in Asia we will keep working hard for continued growth at ANC.”

The airport is used by 22 major international air cargo carriers and nine domestic cargo carriers which connect ANC to 11 major cities in Asia and 18 major cities in North America.

This connectivity has Anchorage ranked as the sixth busiest cargo airport in the world.

In January this year, Jim Szczesniak was appointed manager at Anchorage.

Szczesniak has over 20 years of supervisory and management experience, starting at O’Hare and Midway International Airports in Chicago where he served as airport operations supervisor, director of aviation planning and deputy commissioner of aviation.

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