Anchorage International Airport wins ACE award

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (TSAIA) received the Diamond Award at the Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards Ceremony, held in conjunction with the International Air Transport Association World Cargo Symposium in Shanghai.

Trudy Wassel, TSAIA division operations manager, accepted the award at the ceremony.

“It was such an honor and very exciting to hear our name called out during the ceremony," Wassel said. "We knew we were nominated and had high hopes that our efforts during the past year would be recognized.”

Readers of leading industry magazine Air Cargo World choose who will receive ACE awards. They are regarded as the cargo trade’s highest prize, and the Diamond Award is the highest honor.

Anchorage airport was given the award for being the highest-rated airport in the Americas in its cargo category. This is the fourth year in a row that Anchorage has taken home the Diamond Award.

"One of the things that make this award so special is the fact that it encompasses the entire airport community,” Airport Manager John Parrott said. “Ground handlers, regulatory agencies such as TSA and Customs and Border Protection and the FAA air traffic control processes, as well as the planning and maintenance that the airport provides, are all voted on by the air carriers that use them. For an airport to win this award even once really shows how great teamwork and collaboration can contribute to the economic activity of an area.”

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