Fairbanks could see more cargo flights in the future

Airport planners are looking at Fairbanks for a possible growth in air cargo volume.

Anchorage handles the second largest volume of cargo air in the U.S. and continued growth between North America and Asia is expected to exceed the limits at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Planners in Anchorage are looking to send the extra cargo planes to Fairbanks in order to help with congestion and to still keep those cargo flights in the state of Alaska.

The plan provides capacity for nearly 23,000 cargo flights to Anchorage before Fairbanks would be used as a secondary spot.