There are certain things in this life which have different meanings and uses to different people, such as how one type of traveller might use an online platform like FlightRadar purely for entertainment purposes, while a business traveller or entrepreneur may seek to extract some information they can really use from the same platform. In this particular instance this real-life flight-tracking platform is a favourite amongst the real entrepreneurs, particularly those who seek out any business opportunity they can get from what may appear to be the unlikeliest of sources.
It is simple applications such as these through which something like the relationship between flight route popularity and business opportunities becomes apparent in that the travel industry as a whole tends to follow the money, or rather it tends to cater to those who are in pursuit of where the money is flowing.
For example, there is a brand new sea trade route which appears to be exploding around the southern tip of the African continent, much like how it might have been in the earliest days of exploration. Shipping companies from China in particular are servicing this route in their numbers and while this may refer directly to the maritime consignment industry, by no means is this not related to the aviation industry and the flight routes under the spotlight.
If anything it’s simply a matter of being able to spot opportunity beyond what one can see right in front of their eyes. Where the aircrafts don’t fly is where one could perhaps look towards the cargo shipping industry for some opportunity, to put it bluntly.
Now, to take a bit more of the obvious channel in assessing the relationship between flight routes and business opportunities, one might have otherwise thought that any suggested opportunities are saturated since you can get a daily flight to just about anywhere in the world you’re going. Flights to Tel Aviv for example might appear to be servicing the passenger air travel market as a matter of exclusivity, but did you know that in spite of the slashed airfare prices which may suggest a low bums-in-seats occupancy rate, each plane which takes off and flies from one destination to another perhaps carries more cargo than it does passengers?
This is especially true with the bigger aircraft such as the Boeing 787 or the Airbus A380. I mean there is just no ways all the cargo which is loaded up could possibly belong to the passengers on board, despite the fact that there may be many of these passengers.
Now the opportunity which presents itself for even the leisure traveller with a keen sense for the quick deal here and there, is indeed one which might involve the trading of the goods which are packed into the very aircraft they fly in, heading to what are otherwise their travel destinations. The difference between the retail price and the duty-free price of some prized goods sold in the duty-free airport malls is indeed one of many great ways to make some spare change while capitalising on something you’re already doing, which is travelling the airways!