Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport named world’s fifth busiest air cargo hub
Alaska’s largest airport is moving up the ranks: In 2017, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport handled nearly 3 million tons of cargo, becoming the fifth busiest air cargo hub in the world, according to Airports Council International. On average, TSAIA sees more than 75 wide-body cargo jet landings per day, and the economic impact ripples throughout Anchorage, where one out of every 10 jobs is directly linked to the airport.
Six companies express interest in Anchorage airport property development
Six companies have formally expressed interest in discussing commercial development and financing options for warehousing, distribution and product assembly operations in and around the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Three commercial developers (Irwin Development Group, Lynxs Group, Pfeffer Development) and three banks (First National Bank Alaska, KeyBank and Northrim Bank) submitted formal letters of interest to the Alaska AeroNexus® Alliance in pursuit of development opportunities at the Anchorage airport.
JW Logistics Opens Freight Facility in Anchorage
J.W. Logistics, LLC, a premier provider of final mile transportation and logistics solutions recently established a location at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The Anchorage operation has 11 full-time, on-the-ground employees and is an extension of one of JWL’s e-commerce customers that allows them to receive freight sorted through a U.S. distribution center to offer faster delivery service to their Anchorage customers. JWL receives freight at ANC, conducts a mini sort in their facility, and then helps inject that cargo into the postal service for same-day delivery to end customers. AEDC helped JWL obtain the necessary security badging for their operations at the ANC and work through some key delivery access issues.
FedEx adds new flight in Anchorage
FedEx has added a new international flight, which means an extra stop in Anchorage! That’s 50 more Anchorage jobs and additional direct connectivity from here to Shanghai, which could open up new markets for Alaska seafood producers.
TSAIA wins three awards at Air Cargo Excellence Awards
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport won three Air Cargo Excellence awards this year, including recognition as the best airport for shipping specialty cargo.
Alaska Airlines to build $40M hangar in Anchorage
Alaska Airlines announced plans to build a new $40 million airplane maintenance facility at the site of the current Signature Flight Support building on Old International Airport Road. Located on the east side of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the new hangar is located about a half mile from Alaska’s existing 37,500-square-foot facility. The company has hired local architect firm McCool Carlson Green and general contractor Kiewit to build the hangar, which is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2018.