by Mike Rast Jr. | June 30, 2011
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been named the most efficient airport in North America and the world for the sixth straight year.
The Air Transport Research Society, which compiles data on 156 airports worldwide, also honored the Atlanta airport with the North American Airport Cost-Competitive Excellence Award.
The awards, distributed June 30 at the society's 2011 World Conference in Sydney, recognize airports with high productivity, efficiency and low costs, including low passenger fees for airlines.
Hartsfield-Jackson, the world's busiest airport by passengers, has brought home efficiency awards in each of the last nine years.
“I am proud that the ATRS continues to recognize Hartsfield-Jackson as a global leader in efficiency and customer service excellence,” said Hartsfield General Manager Louis Miller. “We will continue to operate a first-class airport that meets the needs of airlines as well as our 250,000 daily passengers.”
Other airports recognized at the conference include North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which won the North American Efficiency Award for airports handling less than 15 million passengers per year.
Airports in Oslo and Copenhagen shared the European efficiency award, while Hong Kong International Airport won in the Asia category. Sydney was tops among airports in Oceania.
Visit www.atrsworld.org/airportawards.html for more information.