An Analysis of Airfreight Transshipment Connectivity at Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Nattapong Jantachalobon, Pongtana Vanichkobchinda


The greatest way of determining the attractiveness of an airport’s services is through its connectivity. Connectivity is usually determined in terms of connectivity units (CNUs), which are obtained by multiplying a quality index with the frequency of flights to a given destination from the airport. The sum of connectivity units for different destinations gives the overall connectivity of the airport. This is the NETSCAN model which has been used in this research paper to determine the connectivity of Suvarnabhumi international airport in its operations as a hub. The connectivity was found to be low, 29.7 out of a maximum of 74 for the selected destinations and flight frequencies. It was however concluded that this cannot be taken to be the exact rating of the airport’s connectivity with regards to air freight transshipment since only a very small percentage of the airlines it serves was considered. In addition to this, it was noted that a comparison should be made to determine the airport’s competitive position.

Keywords: Connectivity Units, NETSCAN model and Air Freight Transshipment

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