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Anchorage Airport Among Nation’s Busiest as Pandemic Boosts Cargo Activity

November 3, 2020

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport remained one of the nation’s busiest airports in recent months as disrupted shipping patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic fueled soaring cargo activity.

Cargo volume at the airport rose 25% from July to September compared with the same period last year, the airport reported Oct. 30. It’s a rare bright spot in Alaska, where close to 40,000 people collected unemployment benefits in recent weeks amid the pandemic’s continued economic fallout.

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