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Fairbanks Alaska

Alaska’s second-largest city – Hub of the Interior, Gateway to the Bush, the Golden Heart City – call it what you will, Fairbanks is as diverse and distinct as any place in Alaska.

About Fairbanks

The Fairbanks area is home to just over 100,000 hearty souls, making this region the second-largest population center in Alaska. The city features a university, an Army base and an Air Force Base and is known for dog mushing, northern lights and its extremes of light, dark, warmth and cold. In winter, temperatures as low as -62 degrees have been recorded; temperatures in the 80s are common in summer. Summer days are also long – Fairbanks enjoys more than 22 hours of daylight when the solstice arrives on June 21.

Things to do

Fairbanks is one of Alaska’s best year-round destinations, and visitors will find plenty to do whether they come for the long, warm summer days or to watch spectacular northern lights displays color the night sky in winter. A wide range of activities are available, including shopping the many art galleries filled with pottery, painting, textiles and Alaska Native art and jewelry; rafting or kayaking the meandering Chena River; golfing; fishing; snowmobiling; enjoying tours and attractions like Pioneer Park that celebrate the town’s gold history; cross-country and Alpine skiing; wildlife viewing; soaking in hot springs; or even enjoying a locally brewed beer.


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Passenger Information

Fairbanks Check-In Time: To assure on-time service, it is requested that all passengers check in 1 hour prior to flight time; 35 minutes prior to departure is required.

Village Check-In Time: Call Wright Air Service (800)479-0502x4 the day of travel for current departure times from your location or contact our agent in the village for times.  Be at the field 20 minutes prior to that day's departure time.

Animals: Please notify the Reservations agent at time of booking if you plan on traveling with animals.

Baggage: Each passenger allowed 40 lbs. (See excess baggage charges).

Hazmat: PLEASE NOTE:  Most campfuels are not permitted to be transported on aircraft.  Please call us (907)474-0502X4 to verify that your campfuel is permitted to fly.

Bear spray may fly as baggage but must be declared and given to customer service agent at time of check-in.  All hazardous materials must be declared; we can help you to complete a shipping declaration. Fees may apply. Download Shipping Declaration

Weapons: All weapons must be checked as baggage.

Smoking: Not allowed, as required by FAA regulations.

Schedule Liability: Not responsible for delays in flights due to weather. Schedule subject to changes without notice.

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