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British airways’ move to Terminal 5 at London Heathrow airport: a statistical analysis of transfer baggage performance

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posted on 24.10.2011, 13:03 by S.F. Heinz, David Pitfield
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.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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

Publisher

© Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2011

Notes

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

ISSN

0969-6997

Language

en