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Running Head: THE IMPACT OF AIR CARGO OPERATIONS1The Impact Of Air Cargo OperationsBSAB 415ERAU
THE IMPACT OF AIR CARGO OPERATIONS2The air cargo industry is operated by three types of providers: all-cargo airlines, mixed carriers and integrators. The latter focuses on the express sector and offers door-to - door services, including not only air travel, but also truck deliveries. General air freight is managed by the former two forms of airline. Although all-cargo airlines devote their operations to cargo shipments and operate a fleet of freighter aircraft, the combined carriers combine their passenger and cargo activities , making use of the belly hold capacity of passenger aircraft in addition to the available freighter aircraft (Doganis, 2010).Cargo operations also played a role as a by-product of passenger operations for mix carriers. Unusedbelly hold room on passenger aircraft can be used at marginal cost for loading of cargo. Thereare three key considerations that need to be addressed when looking at an air cargo operator. There are routing, schedule sensitivity, and traffic flow.Routing is a big part of every air cargo service. There are several different customers depending on the company's air freight operators. These clients expect their parcel / package to arrive on time because of this, air freight operators must have a reasonably regular schedule(Lange, 2019). Depending on this, it can be simple or relatively difficult. If the cargo is being transported by a commercial airline, scheduling is simple. And they fit when a commercial passenger flight is flying that way. However, if it's a dedicated cargo plane scheduling, it can be a little harder.