September 16, 2022 (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Ted Steven Anchorage International Airport is the 2022 Best Airport in North America according to the freight and logistics heavy weights operating international businesses in Asia and the Pacific. The award was announced at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Award ceremony this week.
ANC is the fourth busiest cargo airport in the world, second busiest in North America, handling approximately 3.6 million metric tons of air cargo in 2021.
“Our airport is consistently ranked among the best of the best,” said Craig Campbell, ANC Airport Director. “Our international customers recognize not just our prime location, 9.5 hours away from 90% of the industrial world, they appreciate the services ANC provides—from our ever-open runways to the cleanliness of our facilities. We also recognize that our business partners, such as the capable ground handlers and fuel operators, make sure that all the carriers can stay punctual with their busy schedules. This award acknowledges each company and individual that works to keep ANC open for business year-round.”
ANC previously won the award in 2019 and was a finalist for the award in 2020, as well.
“Anchorage International Airport is a spark in Alaska’s economic engine,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy. “I’m not surprised they were selected for this award, it’s a world class passenger and cargo airport, uniquely positioned in the world, and welcoming to all that come through its gates.”
AFLAS says winners are based on the votes of freight and logistics companies and clients from around Asia and the Pacific who have business internationally. During an open nomination round, companies and clients from around the region, and further afield, nominated firms in one of 49 different categories. The most nominated firms in each category were shortlisted for each of the 49 different awards, with the votes of the industry deciding the winners. Other award winners from the AFLAS can be found online at https://www.asiacargonews.com/en/Comment/Main.
Megan A. Peters, ANC Communications Coordinator
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