An upcoming Anchorage-based, trans-Pacific airline has nearly completed upgrading its leased areas of the North Terminal in the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The ongoing $6 million revitalization project from Northern Pacific Airways is striving to restore the state’s position as a leader in international air servicing. The airport is matching the effort by further investing to improve and modernize public spaces of the terminal.
“It’s really exciting to watch the progress we’re making in bringing Alaska to the forefront of international travel once again,” said Rob McKinney, CEO of Northern Pacific Airways.
“Anchorage used to bustle as an international hub with travelers connecting from Asia, Russia, and the Lower 48 alike. We’re proud to say that Alaska’s North Terminal now looks the best it ever has. Visitors will be inspired to stay and explore Alaska, and Alaskans will have easier access to international travel than ever before.”
Monday’s preview event greeted attendees with a transformed North Terminal featuring a 50-seat mini-IMAX theater, as well as a 2,800-square-foot lounge and bar area.
The event also provided Alaskans a first look at Northern Pacific Airways’ fleet, showcasing the detailed work of one of their improved Boeing 757-200s in Anchorage.
The entirety of Northern Pacific’s fleet will remain stored in California until the airline is prepared to launch in the spring of 2023, connecting service between Asia Pacific destinations and major U.S. cities.
About Northern Pacific Airways
As a new long-haul airline, Northern Pacific Airways plans to offer flights between a range of points in the United States and select cities in East Asia through Anchorage, Alaska. The airline will serve cities in New York, Florida, California, and Nevada, with direct flights to cities in Japan and South Korea through Anchorage over the Northern route.