In the News: American airports more efficient than their Asian and European counterparts, Sauder Prof finds


In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, China edition, Professor Tae Oum explains that Asia trails on U.S. efficiency due to more employees, lower productivity ratio and by passing on more costs to airlines and customers.

However, “over time, this [efficiency score] will change as the Asian aviation market becomes more competitive and as China opens up to competition,” he says.

Oum was the lead author of the Air Transport Research Society’s annual efficiency study of the world’s airports.