Flights to Alaska
Ted Stevens Anchorage International, Fairbanks International, Ketchikan International and Juneau International are the world's leading international airports for flights to Alaska. Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines belong to the many airlines operating national and international flights to Alaska. Also operating jet services to smaller communities throughout the state, Alaska Airlines and regional airlines are generally one of the most convenient means of transport in Alaska. On intranet flights in Alaska you can also find bush airplanes and turboprop planes.
"The Great Land" is the coolest state of the United States, with an anchorage temperature of approximately 65F average summer temperature and 21F winter temperatures. There are short cool summers and cold winters in the Inner Region of Alaska and relatively milder winters and more rainfall are found in Juneau and the Southeast area. In the winter months snow is prevalent across the state, which frequently shuts down flights and roads in Alaska, so visitors should check on the road conditions and flight conditions. It is a popular time for backpack touring, hiking, wildlife viewing, rafting and other outdoor recreation. The day shortens during winter, but many are still visiting the northern lights and enjoy winter sports such as dog sledding. May and September for low-cost flights and trading deals are excellent off-season times.
Getting Around Alaska
Car and RV rental is a popular means of crossing the scenic and wild roads of Alaska. Well-known parks like Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, Kenai Fjord, with grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants and shared accommodations along the main routes, can be reached easily by car. Some towns in Alaska, such as Juneau, can only be accessed by air or water. There are many ferry lines along the coasts and the river, and passengers and vehicles are being transported along the Alaska Marine Highway. Cruise ships are also a popular way to see the water-bound towns and natural wonders of Alaska. Because of the enormous size of the state, domestic flights are abundant and convenient for guests who want to cover all sorts of sites.