Title

Analysis of Cargo Service Dynamics in East Asian Airports

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2010

Abstract

This paper examines the effects of primary production and key economic factors on air cargo traffic between 1999 and 2005 in the East Asian airport industry through econometric and clustering analyses. This paper’s findings show that while the relative importance of physical capital to human capital has dramatically risen, adequate provisions and utilizations of physical facilities for landside operations appear to be a more significant driving force for an airport’s cargo traffic performances compared to those of airside operations. Even though cost savings are found to have regained their importance in the recent years, the degree of scale economies has fallen so sharply that airports can no longer rely on size for competitive edge. Nevertheless, there is still a close positive relationship between a nation’s economic development and the volume of cargo traffic at its airport.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Operations and Supply Chain Management | Transportation

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

International Journal of Applied Logistics

Volume

1

Issue

2

First Page

1

Last Page

22

ISSN

1947-9573

Identifier

10.4018/jal.2010040101

Publisher

IGI Global

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jal.2010040101