September 01, 2021

Annual Report Highlights Most Efficient Airports in the World

The Air Transport Research Society and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced the most efficient airports in the world, with the release of their 20th-annual benchmarking report.

The Airport Transport Research Society and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have announced the winning airports for the 2021 ATRS Global Airport Efficiency Awards.

The ATRS is a worldwide research network headquartered in the University of British Columbia. The ATRS benchmark project is hosted at Embry-Riddle's David B. O'Maley College of Business, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

"Our goal is to provide comprehensive and unbiased data and analysis in this report," said Benchmarking Project Manager Dr. Chunyan Yu, professor of Air Transport Management at Embry-Riddle. "Efficiency is particularly important for airports now as they recover from the devastating impacts of the pandemic. This year's report featured longtime winners, such as Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta, as well as newcomers, including Eppley Airfield in Omaha and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, both of which received the awards for the very first time."

All of the winners announced are listed as follows:

North America

  • Over 40 Million Passengers Per Year Category, winner: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 15-40 Million Passengers Per Year Category, winner: Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport
  • 5-15 Million Passengers Per Year Category, winner: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
  • Under 5 Million Passengers Per Year Category, winner: Eppley Airfield (Omaha)

Asia Pacific

  • Over 40 Million Passengers Per Year Category, winner: Hong Kong International Airport
  • 25-40 Million Passengers Per Year Category, winner: Jeju International Airport
  • 10-25 Million Passengers Per Year Category, winner: Gimhae International Airport
  • Under 10 Million Passengers Per Year Category, winner: Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (Guam)

Australia, New Zealand

  • Sydney Airport

Europe

  • Over 40 Million Passengers Per Year Category, winner: Istanbul Airport
  • 15-40 Million Passengers Per Year Category, winner: Copenhagen Airport
  • Under 15 Million Passengers Per Year Category: EuroAirport - Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg

The Airport Performance Benchmarking Report provides a comparison of airport performance worldwide, focusing on productivity and operating/management efficiency, unit cost competitiveness and comparison of airport charges. Service quality is not considered in the performance measurements.

The results for this year's report is based on aviation-industry data collected in 2019.

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