The origin-destination airport choice for all-cargo aircraft operations in EuropeThe origin-destination airport choice for all-cargo aircraft operations in Europe
Faculty of Applied Economics
Transport and Regional Economics
Transportation research: part E: logistics and transportation review. - Exeter
87(2016), p. 53-74
University of Antwerp
In this paper, we analyze the origindestination airport choice for freighter operations of combination and all-cargo carriers in Europe. First, we discuss the choice process of airlines qualitatively. Next, using a stated choice experiment, we show that the presence of forwarders at an airport is the primary factor in explaining airlines choices, especially for airlines serving main airports. For airlines primarily serving regional airports, the possibility for night-time flights is most important. Finally, the presence of passenger operations at an airport is not a significant factor and the level of origindestination demand is of limited importance.