advantages and disadvantages of different airport ground handling models

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Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different airport ground handling models

Introduction

The system of airport ground handling is different to each country. The most of countries are operating airport ground handling system based on U.S model, EU model or third party model. This report is presenting comparison of U.S model, EU model or Third party model and also, presents Incheon International airport, South Korea as a part of analysing which system has been adopted and how ground handling performs.

Define the key ground handling models are used around the world

One of the key activities for airport operation is ground handling. The ground handling can be defined as shown Error: Reference source not found (Ashford 2013).
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Now airport reputation is not only depends on to their own also airlines as well.

Changi airport is great example of how they successes in this challenges. More than 83 airlines with connected 57 countries is very attractive airport to airlines which they can organize more joint service and code-share with other airlines (Poh, Eileen 2007).

The perspective from ground handling is following the trend of relations between airport and airlines. A complex model with airports providing handing services as shown on Error: Reference source not found allows airlines have their own choice of third party ground handling companies to cut down the cost of operation throughout the competition. Also, airport, themselves can offer contract to specialised independent companies to ensure quality of service and competitive price to cut down running cost of operation.

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different airport ground handling models

U.S model’s ground handling is heavily depends on airline although it is easier to get access to equipment and facilities to operate as national player. As Airline Company, they are willing to limit their expenses. However, it is trade off with time efficiency as airline which increase aircraft productivity which leads more profits to them. Airline company as operator of the ground handling, they can planning and design of facilities for their needs
EU model is more depends on airport authority to operate ground handling
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