The cheapest times to fly from AKN to ANC are

  • September 10th to October 7th (except the week of September 24th)
  • October 29th to July 15th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from AKN to ANC is late December. Prices can be as high as $488 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $356 for Monday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Anchorage

Flying from King Salmon, AK (AKN) to Anchorage, AK (ANC) will usually cost between $358 to $383 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $358. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $404. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $46 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $368 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AKN to ANC flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the AKN to ANC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

AKN to ANC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AKN to ANC flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from King Salmon. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.8, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ANC, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into AKN. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $7 (2%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $360. Return trip prices are from the ANC to AKN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from AKN to ANC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 30 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from AKN to ANC? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Ravn Alaska, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to King Salmon Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 287 miles or 462 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from AKN to ANC?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AKN to ANC flight is about 1 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between King Salmon, AK and Anchorage, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from AKN to ANC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeAKN
Origination airport nameKing Salmon Airport
CityKing Salmon, AK
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeANC
Destination airport nameTed Stevens Anchorage International Airport
CityAnchorage, AK
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from AKN to ANC tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 16% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 26% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ANC heading for AKN about at the time listed on your ticket. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Anchorage, AK is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Alaska: on time
  • Some airlines not reporting


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