Heathrow Airport Discovers A380 Can Increase Passenger Traffic While Decreasing Costs Via Fewer Aircraft Operations

Heathrow Airport Discovers A380 Can Increase Passenger Traffic While Decreasing Costs Via Fewer Aircraft Operations

News Analysis: The Large A380 is helping Heathrow Airport by Increasing Passenger Traffic but lessening Airplane Operations per year. Increased traffic means more Direct Revenue to the Airport Authority by passenger counts; as well as expenditure by passengers while at the Airport for Food, Entertainment, and the like. Taxis, etc, which are charged for Airport Passenger Drop-offs and Pick-ups contribute also to the Revenue Stream.

For Intercontinental Routes of either ‘Hub’ or Point-to-Point Configuration, the A380 will make “Cents” and Sense for Wise Airlines. Passengers will certainly benefit with the added Comfort and Space afforded by the A380; No “Sardine Can” Configurations for them (as on lesser Aircraft).

Reality.

Reference: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-13/heathrow-defies-capacity-cap-as-superjumbo-aids-passenger-surge.html