Air Cargo's Cutting Edge: Transfer Flexibility in Anchorage

Darren Prokop


This paper discusses the current state air cargo liberalization at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Air cargo transfer options were enhanced in 2004 and these 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, cabotage and value-added manufacturing, the paper shows how Anchorage is continuing to lead the United States in air cargo liberalization. It is also noteworthy that this process is unilateral and, significantly, is designed to enhance foreign air cargo operations in Anchorage. All such activity serves to maintain Anchorage’s status as a geographically significant air cargo center.




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