Ishky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3092 times:
Wasn't Northwest at one point serving Anchorage from Tokyo with several flights a week? If so, does anyone know when they discontinued service, as I'm almost positive that they are not currently flying that route today.
FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2845 times:
In my understanding and experience with tourism (I worked in the best museum in the state for 3 years) in Fairbanks, Japanese tour groups come here in winter to see the northern lights. That's been the saving grace of tourism in Fairbanks, unlike most elsewhere in AK where tourism is almost strictly in summer. I haven't seen too many visitors from Asia come here in the summer season though. The largest group of non-Americans or Canadians in summer are from Germany thanks to the over the pole flight with Condor (or is it Thomas Cook now?), although groups from Australia are growing in number (imagine that flight!!). But then again, I can only speak for Fairbanks, I don't know too much about what goes on in the rest of the state.