Alaska Air Cargo

New nonstop routes connect Anchorage to 11 cities across the U.S.

Our 737 freighters can carry up to 40,000 pounds of cargo on their routes to Anchorage and communities throughout Alaska. Additional freighter routes will serve Dillingham (DLG) and Unalakleet (UNK) during the busy summer season. (Photo: Stuart Isett for Alaska Airlines)
Read more about our summer freighter service.

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 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-roundChicago (ORD) May 19, 20211x daily 
Las Vegas (LAS) 
May 20, 20214x weekly
Phoenix (PHX) Ongoing1x daily
Maui (OGG) Ongoing3x weekly
Continuing year-round:Honolulu (HNL)Ongoing4x weekly 
Los Angeles (LAX)Ongoing1x daily 
Portland (PDX) Ongoing2x daily
Seattle (SEA) 
Ongoing18x daily
+ freighter
New seasonal:Denver (DEN) 
June 17-Aug. 16, 20211x daily
Minneapolis (MSP) 
June 19-Aug. 15, 20212x weekly
San Francisco (SFO) 
June 17-Aug. 16, 20211x daily
*Schedule as of May 3, 2021. Subject to change without notice.  

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.  

Each freighter carries up to 40,000 pounds of cargo, and the aircraft can handle three sizes of cargo containers. Check our freighter schedule for the latest updates.* 

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  
*Schedule as of May 3, 2021. Subject to change without notice.  

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