your plane down way faster than during the day. Another way of dealing with traffic is by creating a hub airport where all your planes and packages come. The biggest example of this can be seen in UPS. UPS has its main hub in Louisville Kentucky. Every night around midnight their planes start landing at the airport. According to Morrison 2015 “Worldport is open 24 hours a day, but it’s peak hours are at night. The Associated Press explains that, from midnight onward, a
THE IMPACT OF AIR CARGO OPERATIONS 4 plane lands at Worldport every 60 seconds; the air hub receives 130 planes every day” and by 4 am most if not all of the planes are back in the sky to deliver their cargo. Overall air cargo is a serious business. Without air cargo many of the things that we enjoy today would not exist. Air cargo relies on things being on time all the time. Because of this their three main concerns are the schedule sensitivity and traffic flow. Any air cargo carrier that can keep these things in check will be successful not just now but also in the future.
THE IMPACT OF AIR CARGO OPERATIONS 5 References Hu, X., Cui, N., Demeulemeester, E., & Bie, L. (2016). Incorporation of activity sensitivity measures into buffer management to manage project schedule risk. European Journal of Operational Research, 249 (2), 717-727. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2015.08.066 Rutherford-Morrison, L. (2018, December 14). Here's How UPS Overnights Your Packages. Retrieved from - ups-ship-overnight-packages-this-time-lapse-video-shows-the-method- behind-the-madness Types of airfreight. (n.d.). Retrieved February 14, 2019, from
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