The paper “ Heathrow Airport Ореrаtiоns – Раssеngеr, Саrgо, and Аirfiеld” is an exciting example of the case study on business. Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in Europe based on passenger traffic and across the United Kingdom. The airport is ranked as the 5th busiest airport across the globe based on the total passenger traffic (Ballis, 2015). In the year 2014, the airport recorded passenger traffic of 73.4 million people which was a 1.4% increase from the previous year. The airport is operated and owned by Heathrow Airport Holdings which is owned by FGP Topco Limited, which is an international consortium led by the Spanish Ferrovial Group.
Heathrow is generally considered to be a hub for British Airways and offers a main operational base for the Virgin Atlantic (Ballis, 2015). Airline OperationsThe airport is used by over ninety airlines which fly to one hundred and seventy destinations across the globe. The two most predominant airlines in this airport are British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Heathrow has a cargo terminal and four passenger terminals (Ballis, 2015). The airport has the most single busiest destination from New York with over three million passengers flying between John F.
Kennedy International Airport and Heathrow Airport. Route Network ServedAircraft destined for Heathrow airport normally enter its airspace through one of four main reporting points namely; Bovingdon over Hertfordshire, Lambourne over Essex, Biggin over Bromley, and Ockham over Surrey. Each of the main reporting points is defined by a radio navigational beacon. Geographical LocationThe airport lies 12 nautical miles west of central London and it has two parallel East and West runways beside 4 operational terminals on land that covers 12.14 square kilometers.
The geographical location of the airport has a significant both globally and regionally as it has been providing important regional and global connections as well as supporting vital movements of freight in and out of the United Kingdom. The location further places the airport as the most deliverable solution to the United Kingdom airport capacity issues due to the fact that it builds on one of the United Kingdom's strongest national assets.
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