April 2022

  1. Terminal Loop Road:
    • PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO SIGNAGE AND DRIVE WITH CAUTION! Construction for upgrades to the terminal loop road kicked off. The Terminal Loop Road (lower ramp) will be closed for approximately 60 days, then subjected to intermittent lane closures for the remainder of the summer. Intermittent lane closures will occur on the upper ramp as well. The much-needed upgrades include storm drain improvements, asphalt resurfacing and signage improvements. The project also provides improvements to the ADA Access on the terminal upper and lower ramps. The press release regarding the Terminal Loop Road can be found at Press Releases Archive – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ancairport.com).
  1. ANC Infrastructure Construction:
  1. Cell Phone Parking Lot:
    • Especially with construction of the Terminal Road Loop, parked or idling vehicles are not allowed at the curbs or on the side of the roadway leading up to the terminal; only vehicles conducting active loading/unloading are permitted in the designated areas. There is a FREE cellphone lot available for drivers to wait until arriving passengers have deplaned, collected luggage, and are ready for pick up.  The cellphone lot is conjoined with the DOT&PF Central Region Headquarters (the Upside-down building) parking lot – minutes away from ANC. Click HERE for directions. Additionally, parking in the garage is free for the first 30 minutes.
  1. ANC welcomes back direct international flights:
    • In addition to our usual carriers for the summer schedule, ANC welcomes Eurowings Discover and Flair Airlines with direct flights to Frankfurt, Germany, and Vancouver, BC, respectively. Condor Airlines and Air Canada will also return to ANC following a 2-year absence. Seat capacity coming into ANC is slated at approximately 5% higher than pre-pandemic summer travel in 2019.
  1. Lake Hood Seaplane Base:
    • With the changing season comes a change to air traffic around Lake Hood. The snow and ice will fluctuate due to Spring temperatures and sun exposure. The ice can go out any time from late-April to mid-May. Pilots should always check the FAA NOTAMs prior to utilizing the aerodrome to verify up-to-date weather and ice conditions. Only aircraft and ANC official vehicles are allowed on Lake Hood and Lake Spenard. NO PEOPLE OR PETS ARE ALLOWED on lake surfaces, this is for everyone’s safety. **Heads up** In early May, construction will occur on the Lake Hood gravel strip 14/32.
  1. Airport Recruitment:
    • The Airport and surrounding businesses are hiring! Potential employers, in addition to state of Alaska positions, can be found at JoinANC.com or through Local 71 at the following web addresses: local71.com/jobs.

      Click HERE to view recruitment videos. 
  1. Does your destination require a COVID test or proof of vaccination?
    • Travelers destined for locations that require proof of a negative test or a vaccination certificate must have their documentation with them prior to arriving at ANC. Boarding decisions are made by the individual airlines, not ANC. There is not a public testing site in the terminal.  To find testing locations, visit https://anchoragecovidtest.org/.
  1. Sign up for GovDelivery:
  1. Questions/Concerns/Comments: We want to hear from you! – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ancairport.com)
  1. Contact for ANC Monthly Updates:
    • For answers to questions regarding ANC Airport Updates, please contact Megan Peters, Communications Coordinator, at megan.peters@alaska.gov. ANC does its best to provide information that will be useful and meaningful to our neighbors.

GARAGE UPDATE: The airport parking garage is operating at 50% reduced capacity until October 2023 as maintenance work is completed. Travelers are encouraged to allow extra time when arriving to utilize offsite parking if needed (learn more). Motorists looking for their vehicle moved due to the construction, or any other parking issue, can call Republic Parking at 907-677-1074.