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No.: 12-2544
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John Johansen Receives American Association of Airport Executives Accreditation

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is pleased to announce that John Johansen, Manager of Engineering, Environmental and Planning at ANC, recently completed the Accredited Airport Executive Program through the American Association of Airport Executives.

Candidates are required to meet a number of pre-requisites to earn this designation, and complete a three phase process. Each phase is designed to test one’s knowledge, comprehension and understanding of aviation management and requires a commitment, time and knowledge to successfully complete the rigorous program.

"I congratulate and applaud our airport managers as they advance our department's competency as aviation professionals and their continued pursuit of excellence in airport management," said Deputy Commissioner of Aviation Steve Hatter.

By fulfilling all the requirements leading to the title of Accredited Airport Executive, John joins a select group of individuals who have earned this designation within the Accreditation program. At present, fewer than 10 percent of AAAE’s members throughout the country have earned this distinction.

The Alaska International Airport System (AIAS) - comprised of Ted Stevens Anchorage and Fairbanks International Airports - is home to over 30 international and domestic airlines providing passenger and cargo service throughout Alaska, the United States, Europe, and Asia. AIAS is an extraordinary economic engine; serving nearly 6 million passengers per year and accounting for 1 in 10 jobs in Anchorage and 1 in 20 jobs in Fairbanks.  The purpose of AIAS is "To Keep Alaska Flying and Thriving."

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 34 communities, 5,700 miles of highway and 660 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of DOT&PF is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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