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They are more likely to advocate an open auction, with no favors given to any bidder. THE AIRPORT PROBLEM 19 Profit-Maximizing Airports? Behind that thought, however—at least in the minds of economists who know little about aviation— often lurks the idea of privately owned, profit-maximizing airports. The implicit model is one in which airports are operated for profit, and slots are inputs in the strategy of the private owners of an airport to maximize their profits. The management of the airport decides whether to sell slots outright or to rent them.

It then “exchanged” these slots for the Belgian carrier's highly prized prime time slots, while an unspecified amount of money changed hands together with a commercial alliance agreement to sweeten the deal. SN Brussels can then cancel the “worthless” slots and they return to the pool. THE AIRPORT PROBLEM 21 Other deals can be even more complicated. In theory, slots cannot be swapped between airports. But in a deal with Balkan Bulgarian Airlines earlier this year, BA effectively obtained Balkan's slots at Heathrow while Balkan received some slots from BA at Gatwick.

To fulfill both conditions at the same time may not be possible, in which case an all-cargo agreement may be beyond the skills of negotiators. Express-Delivery Services One aviation-intensive sector, however, gives larger grounds for optimism. International express delivery is a dynamic sector. There are about 70 companies that operate pure cargo services, 50 of which operate internationally. S. $20 billion annually and could triple in size by 2015…. ”… Traditional suppliers, though they still account for some 94 per cent of the market, are tending to lose ground to the express delivery companies, which operate much more quickly and are moving up from express mail and packages to heavier cargoes.

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