Alaska Airlines to build new maintenance facility in Anchorage

Alaska Airlines has begun building a new USD40 million airplane maintenance facility at the site of the current Signature flight support building in Anchorage, Alaska, the company said.

Located on the east side of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the new hangar is located a half mile from Alaska´s existing 37,500-square-foot facility.

Alaska´s new hangar is expected to measure 105,000 square feet, twice as big as Alaska´s existing Anchorage maintenance hangar, with space to house two 737-Max 9 aircraft, the longest/widest plane in the carrier´s fleet.

Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United States, including Hawaii, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico.