Sunday, June 6, 2010

Who should manage the airport operation?

I thought about starting a poll to ask who should be responsible for the airport operation. Suppose at a hub airport, should it be the airport operator or the hub carrier? Irrespective of the fact that a strong hub carrier will insist on being number one at the airport, operational decisions should not only be driven by the hub carrier. There are other airlines with interests which need to be catered, just look at stand allocation, for instance. And, decisions should be made value-based, creating the most value for the entire operation.

1 comment:

  1. You are right Jürgen.
    It's a good idea with a cooperation with the HUB carrier and give that kind of operations a priority. But in the last end, the airport must be the operational responsible part if you don't have unlimited numbers of stands available (who does???).
    Best regards