This spring, we are increasing the number of cities with year-round nonstop service to Anchorage (ANC) – adding routes to Chicago (ORD) and Las Vegas (LAS), and expanding service to Phoenix (PHX) and Maui (OGG) from seasonal to year-round.
Three new cities also will get summer-season nonstop routes: Denver (DEN), Minneapolis (MSP) and San Francisco (SFO). With 11 destinations, this gives us more nonstop flights between Anchorage and cities across the country than any other carrier.
“We’ll fill the bellies of those planes with seafood as our customers see they can send their fish straight to cities like Chicago,” says Shannon Stevens, Alaska Air Cargo sales manager for the state of Alaska.
With our network of more than 100 destinations, the new routes make it seamless to expedite fresh Alaskan seafood to more markets across North America.
The new nonstop flights from San Francisco also will bring more fresh California produce to Alaskan customers. “There’s a high demand for fresh berries and greens,” Shannon says. “And then of course, those routes will carry fresh Alaskan seafood back to California.”
All flights will be on Boeing 737 aircraft, which can carry about 5,000 pounds of cargo apiece. Flights are available for booking on alaskacargo.com or with our call center: 1-800-225-2752. Please check flight schedules for exact departure and arrival times*.
Nonstop routes to and from Anchorage (ANC)
|New year-round:||Chicago (ORD)||May 19, 2021||1x daily|
|Las Vegas (LAS) ||May 20, 2021||4x weekly |
|Phoenix (PHX)||Ongoing||1x daily|
|Maui (OGG)||Ongoing||3x weekly|
|Continuing year-round:||Honolulu (HNL)||Ongoing||4x weekly|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||Ongoing||1x daily|
|Portland (PDX)||Ongoing||2x daily|
|Seattle (SEA) ||Ongoing||18x daily |
|New seasonal:||Denver (DEN) ||June 17-Aug. 16, 2021||1x daily|
|Minneapolis (MSP) ||June 19-Aug. 15, 2021||2x weekly |
|San Francisco (SFO) ||June 17-Aug. 16, 2021||1x daily|
Going big for summer: Seasonal Alaska freighter routes start in May
Our twice-weekly 737-700 freighter service returns to Dillingham (DLG) May 10, in time for the peak of salmon season on Bristol Bay. Every year, our aircraft carry millions of pounds of fresh Alaska seafood from remote communities destined for markets across the country. Those communities also rely on our freighters to bring in everything from auto parts to plywood to home appliances. “With places like Barrow and Bethel only accessible by plane, cargo is a totally different game up here,” Shannon says. She keeps a close watch on communities’ needs and makes cargo adjustments accordingly. “You can’t be running out of food at the hospitals,” she says.
Twice-weekly freighter service also returns to Unalakleet (UNK) in June. And King Salmon (AKN) and Dillingham (DLG) will have expanded 737 belly cargo service for the summer, in addition to freighter service.
Seasonal freighter routes
|Dillingham (DLG)||May 10, 2021||June: 2x weekly (Wed. and Sat.)|
|July: 1x daily|
|August and beyond: 3x weekly|
|Unalakleet (UNK)||June 5, 2021||2x weekly (Tue. and Sat.)|
|King Salmon (AKN)||September 2021||3x weekly|