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Title: British airways’ move to Terminal 5 at London Heathrow airport: a statistical analysis of transfer baggage performance
Authors: Heinz, S.F.
Pitfield, D.E.
Keywords: Airport efficiency
Exclusive use airports
Heathrow Terminal 5
Airport baggage handling
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: HEINZ, S.F. and PITFIELD, D.E., 2011. British airways’ move to Terminal 5 at London Heathrow airport: a statistical analysis of transfer baggage performance. Journal of Air Transport Management, 17 (2), pp. 101-105
Abstract: This paper investigates transfer baggage performance when British Airways’ occupancy of Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport took place. Operational data on transfer baggage performance are collated from BA performance scorecards and the Gini coefficient is used as a measure of consolidation of flight operations within a single terminal and in the investigation of correlation of consolidated flights in Terminal 5 with transfer baggage performance variation. The relationship between consolidation of operations in the terminal and improving transfer baggage performance is found to be significant. In addition, there is evidence of significant changes in transfer baggage performance on switch phases of flights as they were moved to Terminal 5 in steps. The exclusive use of a terminal gives improved performance.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Journal of Air Transport Management [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0969699710000876
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2010.10.001
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8972
Publisher Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0969699710000876
ISSN: 0969-6997
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