Anchorage is the main gateway in and out of Alaska. The city’s airport is served by numerous large carriers that offer flights throughout the United States. Anchorage is the hub for flying throughout the state; many smaller airlines serve the various regions of this last frontier.
Most travelers choose to fly into Anchorage because it has lots to offer in the way of recreation and lodging; it’s also easy to jump to other parts of the state from here. If you’re planning to fly into Fairbanks or Juneau, keep in mind that Alaska Airlines does fly non-stop to those cities from Seattle.
Year-round non-stop flights to Alaska
|Chicago, IL||Anchorage, AK||2847||6 hr 15 min||Alaska Airlines|
|Denver, CO||Anchorage, AK||2399||5 hr 22 min||Frontier, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines|
|Los Angeles, CA||Anchorage, AK||2343||5 hr 14 min||Alaska Airlines, American Airlines|
|Las Vegas, NV||Anchorage, AK||2293||5 hr 20 min||Alaska Airlines|
|Minneapolis, MN||Anchorage, AK||2512||5 hr 45 min||Delta, Sun Country|
|Phoenix, AZ||Anchorage, AK||2549||5 hr 51 min||US Airways, United|
|Portland, OR||Anchorage, AK||1539||3 hr 49 min||Alaska Airlines|
|Seattle, WA||Anchorage, AK||1445||3 hr 34 min||Jet Blue, Alaska Airlines|
|Seattle, WA||Fairbanks, AK||1522||3 hr 30 min||Alaska Airlines|
|Seattle, WA||Juneau, AK||898||2 hr 30 min||Alaska Airlines|
Summer only non-stop flights to Alaska
|Chicago, IL||Anchorage, AK||2847||6 hr 53 min||United, Alaska Airlines|
|Dallas, TX||Anchorage, AK||3042||6 hr 45 min||American Airline, Alaska Airlines|
|Frankfurt, Germany||Anchorage, AK||4665||9 hr 40 min||Condor|
|Long Beach, CA||Anchorage, AK||2358||5 hr 19 min||Jet Blue, American Airline, Alaska Airlines|
|Reykjavik, Iceland||Anchorage, AK||3381||7 hr||Icelandair|
|San Francisco, CA||Anchorage, AK||2015||4 hr 55 min||Virgin America, United|
|Salt Lake City, UT||Anchorage, AK||2121||4 hr 50 min||Delta|
|Vancouver, Canada||Anchorage, AK||1328||3 hr 18 min||Air Canada|
Most domestic carriers offer daily connections to Alaska year-round, as well as summer non-stops from their major hub cities around the U.S. Seasonal schedules are released around the beginning of April; they usually begin in early June and end in late August.
Non-stops flights are popular, so it may be harder to get cheaper fares or redeem frequent-flier miles for them, but certain markets - like Denver, Chicago, and San Francisco - are competitive right now, offering more choices and better fares.
Alaska Airlines offers the most availability of flights throughout the entire year and also has partnerships with smaller carriers to help make connections between Anchorage and smaller communities of Alaska.
For the larger carriers (mostly American, Continental and US Air), some of the flights are operated as “codeshare,” so although you booked a seat through one of these airlines, you’ll often be traveling on an Alaska Airlines plane.