|Vol. 15 No. 54
Tuesday July 19, 2016
is Part Two of our year-long series focusing on airports.
The following are some suggestions about what airports
can do to better serve the industry, specifically directed
to airport operators worldwide.
If Unique Is What You Seek
never-ending quest to remain a self-sustaining enterprise
has driven their owners and operators to seek unique
ways to enhance both aviation and non-aviation revenues.
No Two Airports Are Alike
business models can vary, given available resources,
political climate, and the need for diversified revenue
streams, but one constant for airports of all sizes
is to provide the infrastructure for air transport to
connect people and goods to the world’s resources
is defined as the planning, implementation, and coordination
of the details of a business or other operation.
Major To Minor Note Cargo
airport isn’t a major or even a moderate air cargo
center… now what? Start by thinking about what
your airport provides for your community and where it
is located in relation to other modes of transportation,
infrastructure, population centers, or even other countries
with substantial non-aviation lands can offer space
for build-to-suit warehousing and sort facilities, often
with room to grow such operations as the business matures.
Southwest Florida Success
example, Southwest Florida International Airport successfully
partners with an air cargo operator by allowing pre-service
aircraft staging of their wide-body freighters on a
former terminal apron, which offers ease of access at
cargo companies also need headquarters and regional
support space to conduct their “behind-the- scenes”
Adaptive Reuse Accompanies Change
Florida International Airport, a 2005 move to a new
terminal complex opened up more than 1,200 acres of
aviation and non-aviation land for development.
The Imaginative Way Ahead
As you can see, there are numerous ways to support air
cargo at your airport.
carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) is bullish on freight
out of Asia this year, despite reporting declining revenues
on international services last month in its annual report,
and admitting that a subdued Japanese economy was dampening
the domestic outlook.
maintaining profitability in its core full-service domestic
passenger business, ANA will actively expand its full-service
international passenger business, LCC business, and
cargo business. In addition, ANA will continue to improve
the profitability of its non-airline businesses, working
to build an optimum portfolio for the maximization of
an air freight industry characterized by overcapacity
and struggles to cope with macro headwinds and technological
trends such as miniaturization, 3D printing, and the
commoditization of technologies, which has reduced surges
in demand for ‘must-have’ products, finding
verticals that offer stable and profitable sources of
cargo has become increasingly difficult. But,
according to Panalpina, one such source of succor is
the perishables business, defined as products that are
time and temperature sensitive.
the rationale behind Panalpina’s decision to focus
more closely on the perishables trade, Kuehner said
fresh products were in demand around the globe all year
long, and successfully forwarding them required a logistics
provider to ensure products such as flowers, fruits,
and fish were safely and efficiently steered through
the cool chain to their final destination.
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