May 2023

  1. Parking Garage Rehabilitation Project:

The South Terminal Parking Garage construction is underway. Parking will be exceedingly limited through the summer. Structural restoration, asphalt replacement and re-striping must be completed. Travelers should allot extra time if they need to utilize parking at the airport. ANC encourages travelers to be dropped off or picked up instead of using parking. There are also off-site businesses that provide parking and shuttle services that should be considered. Please follow all construction information signs around the airport and drive safely. Learn more at: ANC Parking Garage Partial Closure – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ancairport.com)

  1. Out for Public Notice:

NorthLink Aviation (NorthLink), in coordination with ANC and cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), announce the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for public review. Comments on the EA and Draft FONSI/ROD for this Cargo Aircraft Facility development on the south side of ANC are requested by May 30, 2023. The official public notice and information on how to comment can be found online:  https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=210911.

  1. 2022-23 Balchen/Post Award Winner

On April 24, 2023, ANC’s amazing Airfield Maintenance team was awarded the Balchen/Post Award for the second year in a row under the category of Large Commercial. This award recognizes their dedicated efforts in maintaining ANC in safe and operational status for the 2022-23 winter season.

  1. Lake Hood Seaplane Base:

The LHD Gravel Strip (Rwy 14/32) will be closed for a week in May for Spring maintenance. The closure will occur Monday, 8 May – Thursday, 11 May 2023, or Monday 15 May – Thursday 18 May 2023, depending on weather. The routine spring maintenance work includes routine cleanup, grading, dust control, etc.  As always time/dates subject to change, please check NOTAMs. Contact the LHD Office (907 266-2410) or 24/7 Airport Ops (907 266-2600) for further information.   

Upcoming Event: The Annual MS Society Walk around LHD will occur on May 6. (Registration opens at 0830. The walk starts at 1000) For further information visit: https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1320

  1. Summer Travel:

The increased summer airline schedule starts first week in May with American Airlines coming back with their direct flights to Dallas/Ft. Worth and Chicago. United Airlines adds in a direct flight to Chicago at the first of April to join its year-round service to Denver and then starts their full summer schedule of destinations (Newark, Houston, and San Francisco) on June 1.

Air Canada will return with direct flights to Vancouver, BC Canada the first week in May. The middle of May brings more Delta connections to Seattle, Minneapolis, and Atlanta, as well as increased hours of operation for their pop-up Airline Lounge on the mezzanine level. By the beginning of June, we’ll have a full schedule of flights from Sun Country Air going direct to Minneapolis, and then a return of Eurowings and Condor both offering direct, non-stop flights to Frankfurt, Germany. Eurowings and Condor will have passenger check -in and departures from the South Terminal, and North Terminal arrivals. Condor has a third weekly flight that will go to Fairbanks before it flies to Frankfurt which will arrive and depart from North Terminal.

Last but not least, we can’t forget our friends at Alaska Airlines as they ramp up their frequencies, including their new non-stop route to Paine Field, in Everett, Washington

    6. 2023 GAAG

The 2023 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering (GAAG) will be May 6-7 in Palmer at the Fair Grounds. For further information visit https://alaskaairmen.org/inspire_events/great-alaska-aviation-gathering/

  1. Airport PFAS Testing:

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is working with Shannon & Wilson, Inc. (S&W) and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to identify and sample water supply wells potentially affected by PFAS near the ANC. Water supply well investigations and sampling is nearly completed within the study area adjacent to the airport boundary. Communications with households are underway regarding their individual results. Upon the completion of the sampling effort, DOT&PF’s PFAS program will produce a publicly available report that includes a map of sample locations and results. 

For additional information, please visit: https://dot.alaska.gov/airportwater/anchorage/.

  1. Looking for a Career Change?

Join ANC’s team of award-winning staff! Jobs available at ANC include: mechanic and electrician positions with Field Maintenance, general maintenance positions within Facilities, and more. Positions at ANC under active recruitment efforts are posted online at www.JoinANC.com or through Local 71 at the following web addresses: local71.com/jobs.  

  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).

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.