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Airport named world’s most efficient
By Staff Writers

For the 10th year in a row, the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) has recognized Hartsfield-Jackson’s world leadership in airport efficiency.

The Global and North American Airport Efficiency Excellence Award is a reflection of Hartsfield-Jackson’s productivity, efficiency and low costs, including the lowest passenger costs for the airlines.

"Moving forward in today’s business environment means increasing operational efficiencies,” Aviation General Manager Louis Miller said. “We are confident that, with the opening of the international terminal and the upcoming release of an updated master plan, Hartsfield-Jackson is well-positioned not only to maintain but also to build upon its reputation as the world’s most efficient airport.”

Opened May 16, the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal connects with Concourse E to create a world-class, 40-gate air travel complex. The international terminal eliminates the need for Atlanta-bound passengers to recheck baggage.

The awards, based on data compiled by the ATRS Global Airport Benchmarking Task Force, were announced today at the 16th annual ATRS World Conference in Tainan, Taiwan.

The ATRS is the largest network of aviation academic researchers in the world and is part of the World Conference on Transport Research Society. The nonprofit organization uses cutting-edge research to understand airports’ best practices. A goal is to provide a comprehensive, unbiased assessment and comparison of airport performance based on more than 30 measures in categories such as productivity and efficiency, unit cost competitiveness, aviation user charge levels, financial performance and customer service. The study covered more than 150 airports and airport groups worldwide.

Hartsfield-Jackson earned the ATRS Global Airport Efficiency Excellence Award in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The Airport won the ATRS’s North American award in 2005. For more information, go to www.atrsworld.org.

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