VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – A study of the world’s airports finds that Vancouver’s is the most efficient in Canada.

The study involved aviation academics in several countries and was led by the UBC’s Tae Oum at the Sauder School of Business.

They compared the operations and management of 183 airports worldwide and, for the sixth year in a row, named Atlanta’s as the most efficient.

Vancouver is Canada’s efficiency leader, coming in ahead of Calgary and Edmonton. YVR also ranks fourth in North America among airports that handle more than 15 million passengers per year.

In Asia, Hong Kong International has been bumped down to third-place after spending five years on top when it comes to efficiency. Korea’s two leading airports, Gimpo and Incheon International came in first and second, respectively.

The World’s Most Efficient International Airports

North America – More than 15 million annual passengers

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
2. Charlotte Douglas International Airport
3. Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport

North America – Less than 15 million annual passengers

1. Raleigh-Durham International Airport
2. Richmond International Airports
3. Will Rogers World Airport

Canada overall

1. Vancouver International Airport
2. Calgary International Airport
3. Edmonton International Airport

Europe – More than 15 million annual passengers

1. Copenhagen Kastrup International Airport
2. Oslo Airport Gardermoen
3. Zurich Airport

Europe – Less than 15 million annual passengers

1. Genève Aéroport
2. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport
3. Edinburgh Airport

Asia Overall

1. Seoul-Gimpo International Airport
2. Incheon International Airport
3. Hong Kong International Airport

Oceania Overall

1. Sydney Airport
2. Queenstown Airport
3. Dunedin International Airport

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