Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), the busiest airport in the world, is also the world’s most efficient, according to a new report.
The TRS Global Airport Benchmarking Report, the airport efficiency study by The Air Transport Research Society at the University of British Columbia, found that Atlanta International Airport ranked the highest in employee productivity.
Minneapolis -St. Paul International Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport were the next two most efficient large airports in North America. LAX and Miami ranked at the bottom, respectively, for efficiency compared to other large airports in the US.
Copenhagen Kastrup International Airport (Denmark) was the most efficient airport in Europe while Seoul-Gimpo International Airport (South Korea) had the top position in Asia. In Oceania, Sydney was ranked number 1 for efficiency, while Auckland was ranked number 2.
The ATRS report ranked 195 airports and 26 airport groups based on their operational and managerial efficiency. The report compared airports’ productivity inputs, such as labor expenses, with their output, such as revenue and volume of passengers, to calculate efficiency.
The report also detailed that efficient airports make more money and are able to offer lower airplane landing fees and passenger fees, thus making them more attractive to both the airlines and travelers.