The mission of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport ”is to Develop - Operate – Maintain The Airport for Anchorage – Alaska – the World”. That sounds like a very tall order… until one grasps the importance of where the airport sits geographically and understands its importance on local and international levels. It’s location makes it a prime stop for long-range international air cargo operations; as the largest and busiest airport in Alaska, it’s an important hub for intrastate transportation and commerce.
In 1948, the U.S. Congress appropriated millions of dollars to build an “international” type airport at Anchorage. The airport opened in 1953, and soon handled about 90% of Alaska’s passenger traffic and two-thirds of the state’s mail...Read More