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August 2022

  1. *IMPORTANT UPDATE* ANC Infrastructure Construction:

The rehabilitation of the terminal loop road required a six-inch elevation of the road under the terminal loop bridge. Signage posted prior to the bridge displays the maximum height a vehicle can be to drive under the bridge (10’ 6”) to make it out the other side unscathed. There have been multiple incidents where RVs have collided with the bridge. If you have an RV that previously fit under the bridge, do not assume it will make it through in the future. Motorist driving RVs or tall passenger vans are highly encouraged to use the commercial curb when picking up their loved ones at ANC.

  1. Cell Phone Parking Lot:

Don’t quite know when your traveler will get their bags and be ready for pick-up? Utilize ANC’s lovely, FREE cell phone parking lot! The cellphone lot is conjoined with the DOT&PF Central Region Headquarters (the Upside-down building) parking lot – minutes away from ANC (did we mention it is FREE). Parked or idling vehicles at the curb present safety issues and traffic congestion. Additionally, parking in the garage is free for the first 30 minutes. Only vehicles conducting active loading/unloading should be at the curb. Click HERE for directions.

  1. B9 Passenger Boarding Bridge (PBB) Replacement:

The federal government recently awarded ANC approximately $2.4 million in grant funds, through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Airport Terminal Program, to replace the B9 PBB. The B9 PBB, installed in the early 90s, is the oldest in the South Terminal. If and when the current PBB breaks down, maintenance is challenging as many of the parts for the current PBB are obsolete and difficult to acquire. The upgrade will provide a distinct safety and operational enhancement to airport operations. ANC plans to put the project out to bid this fall. Construction is planned to occur Summer of 2023.

  1. Lake Hood Seaplane Base:

Lake Hood is the world’s largest sea plane base, which means we have a plethora of small aircraft activity. Whether you are driving in a car, riding a bicycle, or pounding the pavement by foot, remember that all aircraft always have the right-of-way on the roadways, which in many places also double as taxiways. Please be sure to read all posted signage and follow the instructions. No people or pets are allowed on lake surfaces and all pets must be on a leash, this is for everyone’s safety.

  1. Airport Recruitment:

ANC is on the lookout for a variety of people to join our work family. Positions that are under active recruitment efforts are posted online at www.joinANC.com or through Local 71 at the following web addresses: local71.com/jobs. All positions at ANC contribute to the overall success of operations.  

Vacancies include: 

  • Microcomputer/Network Specialist I
  • Administrative Assistant I
  • Maintenance Specialist Electronics (Technician) Journey II
  • Building Management Specialist
  • Maintenance Specialist Building/Facility/Construction
  • Environmental Services Journey II (Custodial)
  • Maintenance Specialist Electrician Journey II
  • Maintenance Generalist Journey I
  • Equipment Operators
  • Mechanics
  • Airport Police and Fire Officer I/II
  1. Does your destination require masks, 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. Departures and Arrivals:

All passenger departing ANC, including on international flights, must check-in at the South Terminal. Once checked in, any international passenger departing from the North Terminal, will be directed appropriately. While ANC has made several efforts to educate our visitors, there are still some select passengers getting dropped off at the North Terminal expecting to check in. ANC greatly appreciates your support and assistance in alerting the traveling public to the international check-in at the South Terminal.

International travelers arriving from Europe (Condor and Eurowings Discover) deplane at the North Terminal.

  1. Sign up for GovDelivery:

For those that want to receive important public notices right in their email inbox are encouraged to sign up at service.govdelivery.com/accounts/AKDOT/subscriber/new. The official public notice website for the state of Alaska is located at Welcome – Alaska Online Public Notices (state.ak.us).

  1. Questions/Concerns/Comments:

We want to hear from you! – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ancairport.com) When you use the online portal, it helps us more efficiently field your message and get the right person to provide a response, if applicable.

  1. Contact for ANC Monthly Updates:

ANC does its best to provide information that will be useful and meaningful to our neighbors. Updates are prepared by Megan A. Peters, ANC Communications Coordinator. Ms. Peters can be emailed at megan.peters@alaska.gov.