December 2021

  1. Alaska Safe Travels: 
    • The Airport remains open and operational.  ANC uses airport-cleaning methods and materials with multilayer cleaning protocols in its facilities that reduce the potential for acquiring communicable diseases. For more on what ANC is doing to keep travelers and employees safe, please visit our website at ancairport.com.
    • The State of Alaska has no special entry or travel testing requirements. Visit AlaskaSafeTravels.com  for traveler information and advisories, as well as links to community-specific travel restrictions, and information about arriving via the Alaska Ferry or road.
    • Vaccines are free and available to Alaskans and travelers age 12 or older at the Capstone Anchorage Airport Clinic located in the Concourse A/B ticketing area within the South Terminal.  Visit ancairport.com/covidvax/ for more information.
  2. COVID19 Testing: Effective Dec. 1, free COVID-19 testing at the Anchorage airport will be located behind security, available only for ticketed passengers and badged employees. Hawaii-trusted testing for outbound travelers will now be available at Alaska Park. To learn more, call 907-864-4642. (Passengers destined for locations that require proof of a negative test must have their results with them prior to arriving at ANC for travel.)
  3. Airport Holiday Parking: During the days surrounding Thanksgiving, ANC Parking was at or near capacity at its various parking locations. Passenger numbers surpassed the numbers was saw during the similar timeframe in 2019. If Thanksgiving is any indication, December holidays will also see a lot of traffic.  All travelers and those picking up loved ones from ANC are encouraged to check flight statuses before heading to the airport. Additionally, travelers should arrive at ANC at least 2 hours prior to their flight.
  4. Cellphone Parking Lot: 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.
  5. Lake Hood Seaplane Base:  If you missed the picturesque view and the soft buzz in the air provided by the mini-fleet of small aircraft that call Lake Hood home, then you’ll be thrilled to know that winter operations are underway! 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.
  6. People Mover Bus: Due to low ridership, the People Mover bus only provides service to the South Terminal at the commercial curb.
  7. Airport Recruitment: The Airport is hiring! Click HERE to view recruitment videos. Information on employment opportunities can be found on Workplace Alaska or through Local 71 at the following web addresses:local71.com/jobs and JoinANC.com.
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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.