Melissa Osborn, Chief of Operations at Fairbanks International Airport said, “It’s an honor to have FAI Operations and Maintenance staff recognized for their dedication and professionalism in ensuring FAI maximizes both safety and efficiency during winter weather events.”
Clark Klimaschesky, Chief of Maintenance at Fairbanks International Airport said, “I am proud of the maintenance department and the entire FAI team who dedicates themselves to ensuring the airport remains open and operational. They deserve this recognition.
The Alaska International Airport System, 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 more than 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 oversees 242 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 731 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.
Alaska International Airport System