Airport classification based on cargo characteristics

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dc.contributor.author Mayer, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-13T11:34:52Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-13T11:34:52Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-28
dc.identifier.citation Robert Mayer, Airport classification based on cargo characteristics, Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 54, June 2016, Pages 53-65 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 0966-6923
dc.identifier.issn http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.05.011
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/9966
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.05.011
dc.description.abstract Air cargo has received little attention in airport research. In this paper, 114 airports are grouped according to their cargo business characteristics. Applying a hierarchical cluster analysis, the paper uses absolute (cargo tonnage) and relative measures (share of cargo work load units, of freighter movements and of international cargo) to establish the reliance of different airport types and groupings on air cargo. Eight distinct clusters are identified which show clear differences in the characteristics of the sample with regard to cargo activities. Geographic patterns of these airports are also revealed. For example, North American and European airports are characterised by features unique to these regions. Airports that are highly dependent on air cargo tend to benefit from a central location within networks of cargo airlines, while other airports with high cargo volumes generate these as a result of significant belly-capacity of passenger operations. Understanding the heterogeneity of cargo airports is important for future benchmarking studies in this field. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title Airport classification based on cargo characteristics en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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