What’s Yield in traffic?

[Ref. The Global Airline Industry Edited By Peter Belobaba, Amedeo Odoni and Cynthia Barnhart © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, L td. ISBN: 978-0-470-74077-4] Yield = total passenger revenues / RPK Yield is a measure of the average fare paid by all passengers per kilometer (or mile) flown. For example, if an airline records 140,000 […]

What’s RPK (or RPM)?

[Ref. The Global Airline Industry Edited By Peter Belobaba, Amedeo Odoni and Cynthia Barnhart © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, L td. ISBN: 978-0-470-74077-4] Revenue Passenger Kilometer (RPK) is the most common measure of airline traffic. It’s defined as one paying passenger transported 1 kilometer: RPK = Num. of paid passenger x KM traveled RPK […]

Traffic v.s Demand

[Ref. The Global Airline Industry Edited By Peter Belobaba, Amedeo Odoni and Cynthia Barnhart © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, L td. ISBN: 978-0-470-74077-4] “Total demand” = Traffic + Rejected demand (a.k.a Spill) For passenger airlines: “Traffic” refers to enplaned passengers. “Airline traffic” is the amount of airline output that is actually consumed or sold. […]

ICAO Recommendation on bird control

[Ref AVIA4022 handout] ICAO recommendation on bird control includes: identify the populations of bird that causing problem determine behavior patterns of those birds studies on the ecology of the airport environment determine what attracts those birds to the airport area ICAO recommendation on bird control is actually a typical problem solving approach which includes identifying […]

Why aerodromes need to be certified?

[Ref AVIA4022 handout] Reason 1 : Requirements in ICAO Annex 14 States shall certify aerodromes to ensure safety, regularity and efficiency for international operations. Reason 2 : Requirements in Air Navigation (Hong Kong) Order 1995 The Air Navigation (Hong Kong) Order 1995 requires aircraft flying for the purpose of public transport of passengers to take off or land at […]