Essays on Airport Operations Case Study

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The paper "Airport Operations" is a decent example of a management case study.   In the operations of the airports, there is a great need to consider the physical design of the airport, its capacity, and the airport strategy. When the physical design of the airport is not appropriate it is advisable to recommend the best and the appropriate airport design that is the best and cost-effective for the operation of the airport.   The city of London has six airports that serve the entire city and each airport has different purposes according to the airport's operations. The physical design and the limitation of the London city airport London city airport is located in Dockland in the region of Newham London in England.

The airport has a single track of a runway which was particularly intended for aircraft in the shorter airlifts (Button, 2004). The airport mainly serves the city of London which is a crucial financial and transport hub for the city and the country at large (Wensveen, 2007). The runway is short to limit the level of the noise from the aircraft and also due to the slanting path of the airplanes categories.

The runway is built in the waterway and this makes it very hard for its expansion because of the expensive nature of the cost that shall be incurred and also the risk it poses to the environment. The London city airport is regarded as the center of the London city jet because of its location and its operations (De Neufville & Odoni, 2003). The terminal The London city airport is the most convenient airport for people traveling on the weekends and it has also fascinated a lot of the business people who operate in the business area of London since it neighbors the central business area of London (Button, 2004).

The London city airport terminal has more than twenty-six check counters and extra more than five kiosks which are self-service and are intended for the commuters of Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, and SAS (Butler, 2008). The London city airport is considered as a significant element for the beginning of the building of the hotels. The airport has more than nine gates that serve the airport.

The airport has Apron buses which operate in the airport and connect to the airport through the five parking bays constructed in the airdrome. The London city airport is at the bottom in terms of size when compared to other airports that operate in the city of London (De Neufville & Odoni, 2003).


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