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routes, reducing flights, and create surcharges for partial loads to ensure the company remains profitable. Once the economy swings and demand increases, normal operations can resume. Regional Capabilities Air cargo carriers generally operate from airports that they designate as hubs. For example, UPS operates its major hub at Louisville International Airport, Kentucky and FedEx operates its major hub at Memphis International Airport, Tennessee. For these hubs to exist in these locations, sufficient infrastructure must be in place to ensure the success of their operations. Included in this infrastructure is highways, labor, airport design, and even regional weather can be a factor for these companies. A cargo airline most likely doesn’t not want to operate its major hub at a location that sees inclement weather year-round, causing airline scheduling issues constantly. Time Sensitivity Some cargo that travels by air is considered time sensitive, such as important documents or vaccines. Time sensitive cargo can put a strain on an air carrier, depending on if they have enough cargo to fill an aircraft to a particular destination. If not, an airline has the potential to
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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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