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Hartsfield-Jackson earns 2010 Global Airport Efficiency Excellence Award
By Staff Writers

For the eighth year in a row, the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) has recognized Hartsfield-Jackson’s world leadership in airport efficiency. The Global Airport Efficiency Excellence Award is a reflection of Hartsfield-Jackson’s productivity, efficiency and low costs, including the lowest passenger costs for the airlines.

The award, based on data compiled by the ATRS Global Airport Benchmarking Task Force, was announced July 7 at the 14th annual ATRS World Conference in Porto, Portugal.

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 and 2009. The Airport won the ATRS’s North American award in 2005. For more information, go to www.atrsworld.org.

Hartsfield-Jackson recently has received several accolades, including Airports Council International–North America’s 2009 Concessions Person of the Year (director of Concessions) and Best Convenience Retail Program, large airport category; Airport Revenue News magazine’s Best Concessions Management Team; Air Cargo World magazine’s Award of Excellence for best North American cargo operations in its category (2009 and 2010); and Air Cargo Week’s World Air Cargo Award for Airport of the Year (2009 and 2010).

Interim General Manager Robert Kennedy (left) and
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed display the Global Airport Efficiency Excellence Award from the Air Transport Research
Society after a news conference on July 13.


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