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Press Release: 17-1006
Contact: Trudy Wassel, Division Operations Manager, 907-266-2119

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Wins Air Cargo Excellence Awards

(Anchorage, Alaska) – The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (TSAIA) has been awarded Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards in three separate categories. TSAIA won the ACE Award for the best North American Airport, the Specialty Cargo Category, and the Platinum Award for airports with over 1 Million Tons Category. The Air Cargo Excellence Awards are conducted by Air Cargo World who survey forwarders, cargo agents, and 3rd party logistics providers across the industry to determine the best air carriers and airports in the air cargo business.

“Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is proud to be recognized again as one of the premier air cargo airports in the world" states John Parrott, Anchorage Airport Manager; ” As part of the Alaska International Airport System, we and the Fairbanks International Airport strive to maintain efficient, service oriented airports that cultivate an internationally business friendly environment. That, in addition to our geography, makes Alaska the AeroNexus of trade in the Pacific Rim.”

As the Platinum 1 Million Tons Category winner, TSAIA takes its place as the number two airport in the world for cargo, edging out Memphis and just barely behind number one Incheon Airport in Korea. Anchorage continues to improve as an international cargo hub, despite the increase in fuel efficient aircraft. The awards are based on the Air Cargo Excellence Survey, established in 2005, which measures and ranks airlines and airports according to a variety of performance factors. More information on the Air Cargo Excellence awards can be found at

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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