Benifits of Cargo Based Business Model for an airport

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Ishita Sharma
4. term, Urban Design, Master (Master Programme)
Air Cargo is an important element of the aviation industry however this aspect is often overlooked. As mentioned by IATA, air trade is responsible for over one third of the world’s trade by product value. Delivery of high quality products at competitive prices to consumers worldwide is the key element in the growth of global economy. Although there are a number of challenges to establish a cargo sector within an airport but with thorough research and a strategy this can be worked out which can contribute to the overall economy of the airport.
Nanaimo International Airport, situated in Nanaimo, Vancouver, British Columbia is one such airports that is relatively a very small airport. It is currently undergoing expansion. This airport has observed a growth of 108% in 6 years according to the statistics and hence demands expansion. In order for an airport to perform economically well and currently expanding is cargo a feasible strategy?

Publication date23 May 2019
Number of pages71
ID: 304171658