Airline and Airport Operations Management : Report

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Airline and Airport Operations Management
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1MAIN BODY..................................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................5REFERENCES................................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTIONManaging business operations is one of the key factors in the corporate world regardlessthe size and scale of the entity. Operation simply can be explained as a process of transformationthrough which inputs are being converted into outputs and add value to the customer. However,Operational management is about planning and organising daily functions for the servicedelivery whose ultimate goal is profit maximisation. In the United Kingdom, Airline industry isone of the growing sectors that currently contribute £52 billion in GDP (UK Aviation Sector,2016). British Airways is one of biggest company in UK based on its fleet size, headquartered inHarmondsworth, UK.Easyjet is another low-cost carrier airline that is headquartered in LondonLuton Airport.The aim of the current assignment is to critically evaluate how variousoperational managing practices helpboth the airlinesto compete in the market.MAIN BODYOperational Management (OM) is a process of administrating and supervising regularpractices in order to reach maximum efficiency. In much academic literature, it is used alongwith the management of production activities which helps to understand its nature. OM is aprocess in which key resources or inputs i.e. material, labour and others are transformed intouseful products (Gou and et.al., 2003). However, here it is important to note that productionmanagement just focuses on the manufacturing of tangible items whereas OM includes both theproducts as well as services like airlines, control of pollution, utilities, consultancy, banks andothers. British Airways (BA) is one of the leaders in the UK in airline operations. It carriesairline operations with the key goal to maximise its profitability. Operational management servesas a function of administrating the process of transferring inputs including labour, material andenergy into outputs in the form of airline facilities and services (Slack, Chambers and Johnston,2010).1
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