Cheap Flights To Alaska

The mystery and beauty of the Arctic inspires just as many artists and wanderers as other storied destinations in much warmer climates. Those who are tough enough to brave the cooler temperatures and venture into this pristine northern wilderness can experience the thrill of flying in a float plane, the sight of a migrating caribou herd, and the sweeping majesty of the Northern Lights. There are a number of airports in Alaska, some of them used primarily for float planes or private charters, but here are the international airports in which you will likely arrive.

  • Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is by far the busiest international airport in Alaska, moving more than two and a half million passengers a year.
  • Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) is located in the smallest city in the United States but hosts almost half a million travellers annually.
  • Juneau International Airport (JNU) is just behind FAI with 400,000 visitors every year.
  • Ketchikan International Airport (KTN) is Alaska’s smallest global airport, with just over 100,000 travelers annually.

Each of these airports is easily accessible from almost every major Canadian city, in particular more westerly ones like Calgary and Vancouver).

Airlines that fly to Alaska

Most of the airline traffic heading north to Alaska comes from the West Coast, following the path of the cruise ships and migrating whales. Most of the flights land at ANC, and connect from there if you’re heading into the wilderness. As this is an American destination, virtually all of the flights pass through SEATAC in Washington State.

  • Alaska Airlines leads the pack when it comes to flights to Alaska, sometimes serving the route alone, other times teaming up with other local and regional carriers.
  • Delta serves this route in cooperation with its subsidiary, Delta Connection.
  • Westjet flies to Alaska with help from US based airlines, such as Delta and Delta Connection.
  • Air Canada flies this route as Air Canada Jazz with a little help from Alaska Airlines.

What to see and do in Alaska

Your next move upon touching down in the Great White North depends on the purpose of your trip. You might be catching a cruise ship, heading into the wild on a float plane, or catching a shuttle to a resort.

  • Native Artwork. The woodwork, beading, and weaving of Alaska’s First Nation’s people is unique and intricate. There are several museums and artisan workshops where you can view historic artifacts as part of a display or purchase authentic reproductions and creative modern pieces as souvenirs.
  • Cuisine. It’s not all about roughing it up north. Alaskans were eating locally and practicing “farm to table” concepts before it was cool. Experience a whole other kind of foodie culture that includes caribou sausage and barbecued salmon, along with a stellar selection of local beer.
  • Winter Activities. Step into the Land of the Midnight Sun to see more than just the Aurora. Other notable activities include dog sledding and ice carving, and quirky events like outhouse races over the snow.

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