With more commercial airlines adding service to Alaska and more frequent flights to Alaska, America's “last frontier” is more accessible than ever. Although this year has been much calmer, in 2019 a record 5.7 million travellers passed through Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport, Alaska's busiest air transportation hub. Alaska Airlines booking, United, American, JetBlue, Delta serve Alaska via Anchorage, as well as a large number of international and some local/regional airlines.
Because Alaska remains a faraway destination for most travellers, unfortunately, many flight itineraries necessarily include one or more stops and layovers, in addition to hours spent in the air. And airfares reflect the "increase" in demand for Alaska as a recreational destination during the summer, with airfare prices skyrocketing for itineraries beginning in May and dropping in the fall.