The Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) Global Airport Benchmarking Task Force was initiated in 2000 to establish unbiased and consistent performance indicators for various aspects of airports' operation and to provide a meaningful global comparison of airport performance.

Each year the task force releases the Global Airport Benchmarking Report, which measures and compares the performance of several important aspects of airport operation -- including productivity and efficiency, unit costs and cost competitiveness, financial results and airport charges.

The report also examines the relationships between various performance measures and airport characteristics, as well as management strategies, in order to provide a better understanding of the observed differences in airport performance.

The 2022 report includes 205 airports and 24 airport groups of various sizes and ownership forms in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. A listing of 2022 winners can be found at “Annual Report Highlights Most Efficient Airports in the World.

Purchase the Report and/or Database

You may order the 2022 ATRS Airport Benchmarking Report (US $950) and/or the database (price varying) -- as well as previous editions at lower prices -- by check, wire transfer or credit card.

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About the Report

The ATRS Benchmarking Report consists of three parts:

  • Part I -- A summary of the research approach and key results. It contains nine summary tables and 10 summary charts covering the main aspects of airport operations and management, including labor productivity, soft cost input productivity, residual variable factor productivity and revenue generation.
  • Part II -- The main body of the report. It provides more than 200 charts and tables comparing most dimensions of airport performance across airports. It also provides comparisons of the status of the airports in terms of traffic volume, number of employees and terminal-airside capacity. A comparison of airport charges including landing and passenger charges is also presented.
  • Part III -- A short description of each airport, including a section on new development and on recent awards. It also includes information on capacity and traffic (with time series data), airport charges as well as highlights of the current revenue, and profit margin. In addition, a summary of the airport charges is also included.

A more detailed description of the report -- including a listing of all airports included in the report, the Table of Contents and samples of charts and tables -- can be requested at

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