Alaska Airlines officially opened its new Maintenance and Engineering Facility and Hangar at 3600 Old International Airport Road at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Wednesday.
According to Tim Thompson, Alaska Airlines manager for external affairs, the $50 million building more than doubles the size of the original 1950s-era hangar nearby.
The new hangar measures more than 100,000 square feet, large enough to house two 737-MAX 9 aircraft. Alaska's old hangar is unable to accommodate the airline's next-generation aircraft.
The airline broke ground on the new hangar in August 2016.