lose money due to the fact that particular cargo must reach a location by a

Lose money due to the fact that particular cargo must

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lose money, due to the fact that particular cargo must reach a location by a specific time and the airline can not wait to fill an aircraft. This puts pressure on the airline to come up with solutions due to the decreased demand. One solution could be combining routes, helping the airline reduce costs. Derigs, Friederichs, and Schafer (2009) states a central element of air cargo planning is optimal flight schedules, ensuring that resources are being used efficiently (Derigs, Friederichs, and Schafer, 2009). Air Cargo Fleet Planning In 2014, it seemed that many 747-400 and MD-11 aircraft were being retired in the industry. What would cause these specific aircraft to retire? Through some research, I found that increasing belly capacity was becoming a largely debated topic. Increased belly space offers a lower-cost alternative to main deck freighter aircraft (Harris, 2014). The industry had reached a
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THE IMPACT OF AIR CARGO 3 point where purchasing or leasing a new 777F was almost cheaper than operating the 747-400. Airlines must take advantage of these situations, putting them a step ahead of their competition. Proper planning by airlines is vital to their success, ensuring they remain competitive in the market.
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  • Fall '16
  • Kelly Lawton
  • Cargo airline, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Air Cargo Operations, IMPACT OF AIR CARGO

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