Introduction of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA code: ANC, ICAO code: PANC) is a major airport in the U.S. state of Alaska, located 5 miles (8 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage.
Covering an area of 4,608 acres (1,865 ha), it has two terminals. The south terminal serves domestic flights and regional intrastate carriers while the north terminal serves international seasonal charter flights, and military flights. In addition to these airlines, a few cargo airlines use the north side of the terminal for parking while their aircraft have small problems that need maintenance for a day or so.
Roughly thirty-seven destinations are accessible from ANC via nonstop or direct flights. For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2019, the airport had 261,961 aircraft operations, an average of 718 per day. At that time there were 109 aircraft based at this airport. It is also a major cargo hub. In 2020, it ranked as the United States' third-busiest airport and the world's fourth-busiest airport by cargo traffic.