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Edinburgh Airport Tops Charts

Edinburgh Airport has been ranked one of the most efficient international airports in the world according to an aviation think-tank based at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.

Scotland’s busiest airport was found to be the third most efficient airport in Europe for the ‘less than 15 million annual passengers’ category, behind Genève and Nice Côte d’Azur airports.

These findings are included in the 2012 ATRS Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Report released recently at the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) world conference in Taiwan, which compares the operational and management efficiency of 183 airports in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Considered the most comprehensive independent evaluation of global airport performance, ATRS Global Airport Benchmarking Report ranks management efficiency, a ratio that divides the total number of aircraft movements, passenger and cargo volumes and non-aeronautical revenue generation by full-time equivalent employees and other operational expenses, including outsourced services, is used to generate the results.

CEO of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar, said: “We are continually looking at ways of improving and developing our airport whilst providing the best travel experience for our passengers. We have to do this in a controlled and efficient way, balancing our financial performance and service levels. The quality of the management is crucial in our success and it is pleasing to see that we perform well when benchmarked globally.

“Edinburgh Airport competes on a global level and this report, along with our 2012 ACI Best European Airport award shows that we have the ability and the drive to stand up and be counted with the best in the world.”