When John O’Donnell assesses the operational performance of Albany International Airport, he uses a metric not included in the analysis done by American City Business Journals, parent company of Albany Business Review.

Cost per enplanement, or CPE, measures the average cost airlines pay per passenger for all the services they receive at the airport.

“We have the lowest CPE in the Northeast,” said O’Donnell, CEO of Albany County Airport Authority, which owns the airport.

“We finished…