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Keeping cargo security costs down: A risk-based approach to air cargo airport security in small and medium airports

Duarte Amorim da Cunha, Macário, Rosário and Vasco Reis

Journal of Air Transport Management, 2017, vol. 61, issue C, 115-122

Abstract: European Union regulations are not sensible to the proportionality of measures and provide fixed orientations and standards irrespective from the dimension of the airports. Additional security measures have been added over the years resulting in increasing security-related costs. The cost structure of security exhibits the existence of a relevant fixed component, concerning staff, equipment, or certification. Notable, smaller, and medium airports support higher costs of security than larger airports, due to the low volumes of cargo and passenger movements. Alternative approaches, notably risk based, have been advocated to support the definition of security procedures at airport level. Although studies have been conducted, none was found concerning these types of airports.

Keywords: Security; Cargo; Small and medium airport; Risk assessment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2017.01.003

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