Situated four nautical miles from downtown Anchorage, the Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is a major airport in Alaska. It is the second largest hub of Alaska Airlines and a major cargo hub. Domestic flights are handled by the South terminal, while the North terminal handles international flights like China Airlines, Condor and other international charter flights. Read about ground transportation option below.
Tourists can choose cheap rental vehicles at affordable rates in Anchorage. Car rental agencies are located in the transportation lobby on lower level of the domestic terminal at the airport. The new rental car return lot is located between the tower and the domestic terminal of the airport. Always remember to carry contact numbers of your rental agency in your cell phone, before starting your holiday journey. Call to find out their latest shuttle schedule at the airport or for pickup. Anchorage is home to many competitive independent rental agencies listed at Car Rental Express.com, some of which are:
Transportation: A free airport shuttle bus ferries passengers to the domestic and international terminals as well as to the car rental facility daily. The public transit system - Municipality of Anchorage People Mover, operates bus services every 30 minutes from the airport, giving you access to convenient and cheap transportation facilities. The main Off-Airport Shuttles are Eagle River, Shuttle Man, Talkeetna Shuttle and Homer Stage Line, to name a few. Hotels and motels provide courtesy van services with free airport pickup for guests while taxi services are also accessible at the airport. Cheap car rentals can also be hired for your transportation needs from the airport.
Alaskan Native Art Display: Enjoy Alaskan Native Art, put on display in the Mezzanine level of the "C" Concourse as well as one, in the Northern Lights Corridor. The airport has partnered with Alaska State Council of Arts to host the different exhibits on its premises. Passengers can also have a glimpse of these art exhibits through virtual tours via the "Art at the Airport" kiosks.
InMotion Pictures: Enjoy movies while you wait through InMotion Pictures services, located at the South Terminal.
Right Touch Massage: You can also enjoy massages at the Right Touch Massage center - the perfect remedy to soothe travel frayed nerves.
Dining: Anchorage International Airport has an eclectic blend of different restaurants serving Oriental, American and fast food fare. Drop in at Chilli's Too, Food Kiosk, Café Del Mundo, Cross Point Deli or McDonalds for refreshments, between flights.
Shopping: You can access duty free shopping at the duty free shop located in the North Terminal. Other stores include Hudsons News & Gifts, Mosquito books, Brookstone, Sourdough Mercantile.
Lounges: Cross Point Lounge, Legends Lounge and Upper One Lounge are some of the places where you can relax between your flights.