From Full Freighters to Belly Cargo Aircraft: Stochastic Analysis of Alternatives for Freight in Schiphol Airport

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Abstract

KLM has revealed the plan to downsize the full-freight cargo fleet in Schiphol Airport, for that reason the company requires to explore the consequences of moving the cargo transported by the full freighters into the bellies of the passenger flights. In this study, the authors analyze the implications of this decision by considering the variability of the load factors and the impact that replacing old aircraft might have. The study addresses how the transition towards the belly operation should impact the current operation of KLM at Schiphol. Our study shows that the replacement of old aircraft with new 787s and 777s will have significant effect on the cargo capacity of the company. The results rise the discussion on future problems to be faced and how to make the transition from full freighter to belly operation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2019
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond Breakthroughs, Above Excellence
EditorsProf. Chin-Shan Lu, Dr T. L. Yip, Dr Dong Yang
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Pages186-195
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789887408406
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Forum on Shipping, Ports, and Airports : Beyond Breakthroughs, Above Excellence - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 20 May 201924 May 2019

Conference

ConferenceInternational Forum on Shipping, Ports, and Airports
Abbreviated titleIFSPA 2019
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period20/05/1924/05/19

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