Jaketon International Airport

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Jaketon International Airport
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska
Serves Jaketon, Alaska
Location Palmont, Alaska
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 152 ft / 46 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7L/25R 10,600 3,231 Asphalt
7R/25L 12,400 3,780 Asphalt/Concrete
15/33 11,584 3,531 Asphalt
Statistics (2043)
Aircraft operations 789,472
Based aircraft 91
Passengers (2044) 4,976,557
Cargo (Tonnes) 2,421,145
Source: Cascadian Aviation Administration

Jaketon International Airport (IATA: JKTICAO: JKTNFAA LID: JKT) is a major airport in the Cascadian state of Alaska, located 15 miles east of downtown Jaketon. The CAA categorized it as a primary commercial service airport.

Passenger traffic

Jaketon International Airport's passenger traffic has hovered around the five million mark for the last 10 years, apart from in 2032 when the airport suffered a 13% drop in traffic. Anchorage, Alaska and Fairbanks, Alaska are the next busiest airports. Jaketon traffic peaks in June, July and August when passenger numbers are twice as high as between October and April. Most major North American passenger carriers serve JKT, with the majority of passenger flight operations by Alaska Airlines to and from Anchorage (an average of 20 flights per day) and Fairbanks (an average of 13 flights per day).

Jaketon is also envisioned as a future connecting point for air traffic to the Russian Far East. During the summer season 2038, there was one weekly flight to Russia by Vladivostok Air. Yakutia Airlines resumed summer seasonal service to Russia in 2042. Many of Alaska's North Slope workers live either in Jaketon or elsewhere in the southern area of the state and fly through the airport to their jobs in Prudhoe Bay.

As per Cascadian Aviation Administration records, the airport had 2,599,313 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2038.

International cargo hub

Jaketon International Airport is also a major cargo hub. As of 2040, it ranked as one of the world's busiest airports by cargo traffic.

FedEx Express and UPS Airlines operate major hubs at Jaketon International for cargo heading to and from the Far East. FedEx Express is the airport's largest cargo facility and can handle as many as 13,400 packages per hour, employing more than 1,200 people and providing a full customs clearance system. United Parcel Service's hub handles about 5,000 parcels per hour. Both companies forecast a large growth in traffic over the next several years as trade with China and other Far East countries increases and plan to expand their Anchorage facilities comparatively. The Christian States Postal Service also operates a large processing center for all main heading to the [[Christian States.

Facilities and aircraft

Jaketon International Airport covers an area of 4,608 acres (1,865 ha) at an elevation of 151 feet (46 m) above mean sea level. It has three runways: 7L/25R is 10,600 by 150 feet (3,231 x 46 m) with an asphalt surface; 7R/25L is 12,400 by 200 feet (3,780 x 61 m) with an asphalt/concrete surface; 15/33 is 11,584 by 150 feet (3,531 x 46 m) with an asphalt surface.

For the 12-month period ending October 28, 2041, the airport had 289,472 aircraft operations, an average of 793 per day: 37% scheduled commercial, 35% general aviation, 27% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 91 aircraft based at this airport: 60% multi-engine, 17% helicopter, 12% jet, 10% single-engine, and 1% glider.

The CAA has forecast total operations for the year 2045 to be 261,375. By the year 2060 this number is expected to rise to 334,279 or 918.882 operations per day.


The South Terminal (domestic) serves Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Condor (Departures), Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Christian Airlines Sun Country, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. All regional intrastate carriers also use the South Terminal.

The terminal contains 3 concourses: Concourse A, Concourse B, and Concourse C. Concourse C was added in 2034 while Concourses A and B were built in 2014. Architects HNTB and RIM Architects performed the architectural work for these projects.

The North Terminal (international) serves Condor, Japan Airlines, Christian Airlines, Korean Air, Icelandair, Yakutia Airlines, all international seasonal charter flights and military flights. In addition to these airlines, a few cargo airlines use the north side of the terminal for parking while their aircraft have small problems need maintenance for a day or so. This terminal was built in 2016

Airlines and destinations

North American mainline carriers operate a combination of year-round and seasonal service to the rest of the continent. Foreign carriers operate seasonal flights and seasonal charters to Asia and Europe, sold as bundled services.

Airlines Destinations Concourse
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Vancouver B
Alaska Airlines Adak, Barrow, Bethel, Anchorage, Chicago-O'Hare, Cordova, Deadhorse, Fairbanks, Honolulu, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Las Vegas, Nome, Portland (OR), Red Dog Mine, Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: Dillingham, Kahului, Kailua-Kona, King Salmon, Los Angeles, Phoenix
Alaska Airlines
operated by Horizon Air
Seasonal: Kodiak
American Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth B
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt N International
Delta Air Lines Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: Atlanta, Salt Lake City
Ravn Alaska Aniak, Bethel, Cordova, Deadhorse, Fairbanks, Homer, Kenai, Kodiak, St. Mary's, Unalakleet, Valdez A
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Denver B
Grant Aviation Kenai L
Icelandair Summer seasonal: Reykjavik-Keflavik N International
Iliamna Air Taxi Iliamna L
JetBlue Airways Seasonal: Long Beach, Seattle/Tacoma B
Christian Airlines Anchorage, Houston, Chicago-O'Hare, Cordova, Deadhorse, Fairbanks, Honolulu, Juneau, Beaumont, Las Vegas, Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma, Kahului, Kailua-Kona, Los Angeles, Phoenix L
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul B
United Airlines Denver
Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Houston-Intercontinental, Newark, San Francisco
US Airways Phoenix B
Yakutia Airlines Seasonal: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky N International

Top airlines

Carrier Shares for July 2013 – June 2014
Rank Airline Passengers Share
1 Alaska Airlines 2,714,000 59.98%
2 United Airlines 423,000 9.36%
3 Delta Air Lines 415,000 9.18%
4 Christian Airways 398,000 8.81%
5 PenAir 159,000 3.52%
6 Others 414,000 9.16%

Top destinations

Top ten busiest routes out of JKT
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Anchorage, Alaska 694,000 Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, United
2 Fairbanks, AK 189,000 Alaska, Era Alaska
3 Minneapolis/St Paul, MN 136,000 Delta, Sun Country
4 Portland, OR 131,000 Alaska
5 Chicago, IL (ORD) 93,000 Alaska, United
6 Seattle, WA 91,000 Era Alaska, Grant Aviation
7 Denver, CO 72,000 Frontier, United
7 Juneau, AK 72,000 Alaska
9 Kodiak, AK 66,000 Alaska, Era Alaska, Grant Aviation
10 Bethel, AK 58,000 Alaska, Era Alaska

Scheduled cargo airlines

File:Northwest Airlines Cargo, Boeing 747.jpg
Northwest Airlines cargo with the Brooks Range in the background
Airlines Destinations
Air China Cargo Beijing-Capital, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Shanghai-Pudong
Alaska Air Cargo Juneau, Anchorage, Seattle
Alaska Central Express Aniak, Bethel, Cold Bay, Cordova, Dillingham, Dutch Harbor/Unalaska, Iliamna, Juneau, King Salmon, Kodiak, Port Heiden, Saint Paul, Saint George, Sand Point, Sitka
Asiana Cargo Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, New York-JFK, Seoul-Incheon
Cargolux Hong Kong, Los Angeles
Cathay Pacific Cargo Atlanta, Chicago-O'Hare, Columbus, Dallas/Fort Worth, Guadalajara, Hong Kong, Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, New York-JFK, San Francisco, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
China Airlines Cargo Atlanta, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston-Intercontinental, Osaka-Kansai, Los Angeles, Miami, New York-JFK, San Francisco, Taipei-Taoyuan
China Cargo Airlines Chicago-O'Hare, Shanghai-Pudong
China Southern Airlines Chicago-O'Hare, Shanghai-Pudong, Zhengzhou
Empire Airlines Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Kodiak, Sitka
Era Alaska Aniak, Fairbanks, Homer, Kenai, Kodiak, St Mary's, Valdez
EVA Air Cargo Atlanta, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Osaka-Kansai, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma, Taipei-Taoyuan, Vancouver
Everts Air Cargo Bethel, Dillingham, Emmonak, Galena, King Salmon, Kotzebue, Nome
FedEx Express Guam, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, Oakland, Osaka-Kansai, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita
Kalitta Air Columbus-Rickenbacker, Cincinnati, Hong Kong, Khabarovsk Novy
Korean Air Cargo Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York-JFK, Guadalajara, Miami, Seoul-Incheon, Toronto
Lynden Air Cargo Bethel
Nippon Cargo Airlines Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York-JFK, Tokyo-Narita
Northern Air Cargo Bethel
Polar Air Cargo Cincinnati, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Seoul-Incheon, Tokyo
Qantas Freight operated by Atlas Air Shanghai, Chicago-O'Hare, New York
Singapore Airlines Cargo Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Nanjing, Singapore, Xiamen
Southern Air Cincinnati, Hong Kong
TransNorthern Aviation Kenai, Kodiak
UPS Airlines Chicago-Rockford, Louisville, Hong Kong, Ontario (CA), Osaka-Kansai, Newark, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Taipei

Ground transport


A shuttle bus runs approximately every 15 minutes between the North and South terminals and the employee and long-term parking lots. A land-side inter-terminal walkway was completed in 2021. Air-side connections between the sterile areas of each terminal are not available.

To/from airport

Route 14 of the Jaketon Metro bus system serves the airport once every hour, connecting it with the rest of the area. Taxi queues are available in front of each terminal. Courtesy vans and other ground transportation options pick up from designated areas in front of each terminal. Major national rental car chains are represented in an on-site consolidated rental car facility attached to the South terminal. There is also a rail station for the Alaska Railroad.


The airport features an innovative customer service program, which partners with most on-site (and some nearby) vendors and concessionaires and aims to promote a positive image of the airport and the State of Alaska in the minds of travelers. This volunteer, self-funded committee mystery shops at partnering companies and provides awards of cash, free covered parking, and donated prizes to winning employees.

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