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Best Performing Airports in 2018

A new report presents a comprehensive, unbiased comparison of airport performance worldwide, focusing on productivity and operating/management efficiency, unit cost competitiveness and comparison of airport charges.

The ATRS 2018 Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Task Force report was released by the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is once again named as the most efficient airport in the World in 2018.

Other top performers in North America include Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP, 25-50 million passengers per year), Vancouver International Airport (YVR, 15-25 million passengers) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU, 5-15 million passengers).

In the Asia Pacific region, Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) placed first in the over 40 million passengers per year category. A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam (GUM) is ranked as most efficient airport among those below 10 million passengers. Jeju International Airport (CJU, 25-40 million passengers) and Gimhae International Airport (PUS, 10-25 million passengers) also won the top efficiency awards. Sydney Airport (SYD) is the top efficiency airport in Oceania, its eighth win in a row.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is rated first among airports with over 40 million passengers. Other winners include Copenhagen Airport (CPH, 25-40 million passengers), Athens International Airport (ATH, 15-25 million passengers) and EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL, 5-15 million passengers).

The three-volume report can be ordered at

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