Air Cargo's Cutting Edge: Transfer Flexibility in Anchorage

Darren Prokop


This paper discusses the current state of air cargo liberalization at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Air cargo transfer options were enhanced in 2004 and these now involve U.S. exit options on top of the U.S. entry options granted in 1996. While setting these options in the context of co-terminalization and cabotage the paper presents a case study of air cargo practice and policy options in Anchorage. It is noteworthy that this liberalization process is unilateral and, significantly, is intended to enhance the operational possibilities for foreign air cargo in Anchorage. All such activity would serve to maintain Anchorage's status as a geographically significant air cargo center. The policy options recommended here suggest a way to leverage air cargo operations in order to promote opportunities for bringing value-added manufacturing to Anchorage.


Aviation; Cargo; Alaska

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