August 26, 2022

Victoria International Airport (YYJ) Recognized as Most Efficient Airport with under 5 Million Passengers in North America

Victoria International Airport (YYJ) has been chosen as the most efficient airport in the under 5 million passengers category in North America in the 2022 Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Report.  This is the fourth time in the past ten years that YYJ has received this award with previous recognition in 2014, 2016 and 2020.

The Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) announced the winners for the 2022 ATRS Global Airport Efficiency Awards at the ATRS World Conference on August 25th in Antwerp, Belgium.

The ATRS is a worldwide research network headquartered in the University of British Columbia (UBC). The ATRS benchmark project is hosted at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s David B. O’Maley College of Business, in Dayton Beach, Florida (USA).  A highly regarded educational institution specializing in aviation business. The Airport Performance Benchmarking Report provides a comparison of airport performance worldwide and focuses on productivity and operating/management efficiency, unit cost competitiveness and comparison of airport charges.

“We are delighted to be recognized as the most efficient airport in North America under 5 million passengers. Efficiency is our mantra and we have always been very proud of our ability to remain highly efficient by keeping costs low for our airlines and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, said Geoff Dickson, Victoria Airport Authority (VAA), President and CEO.  While the COVID-19 pandemic created operating challenges, we remain an airport with some of the lowest aviation rates and fees in Canada. It has never been a more important time for us to continue this successful formula and do everything we can to support our airlines and exceed the level of service our customers expect.”    

The 2022 report includes 204 airports and 25 airport groups of various sizes and ownership forms in the Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. YYJ joins other top North American performers Orlando International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, and Mineta San Jose International Airport.   

About Victoria Airport Authority
Victoria Airport Authority is a not-for-profit authority that has managed the safe and secure operations of the Victoria International Airport on behalf of the surrounding communities since April 1, 1997.

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