Alaska Airlines to build new $40 million hangar in Anchorage

    Alaska Airlines has announced plans to construct a $40 million maintenance hangar at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to support a growing fleet of bigger and more efficient planes.

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines has announced plans to construct a $40 million maintenance hangar at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to support a growing fleet of bigger and more efficient planes.

    The Alaska Public Radio Network reports the airline's regional vice president, Marilyn Romano, says the new hangar is part of a $100 million investment in Alaska that includes terminal updates and new cargo planes.

    Anchorage-based architecture firm McCool Carlson Green and general contractor Kiewit have been brought in to design and build the hangar.

    The new structure will be twice as big as the airline's existing maintenance hangar at 105,000 square feet. It will be able to house two 737-Max 9 aircraft, the largest planes in the company's fleet.

    Construction is set to begin this fall.

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