# Number of required staffs at an airport

How was the number of required check-in agents, ramp agents, and cargo controllers determined at a particular airport? From what I have seen, it looks like it only depend on the number of weekly departure but I could be totally wrong on this as I am only operating a small fleet of regional aircraft. Anyone knows if the number of required staffs also depends on the weekly capacity at the airport as well? Thanks

No one knows?

I think you are right in that it is based on the number of flights at the airport.

I think you are right in that it is based on the number of flights at the airport.

Thanks for confirming that. Strange that a A380 and YS-11 would require the same amount of ground staffs LOL

i did just a quick check and you are both wrong:

1 check in agent for 666 departing passengers a week

1 ramp agent for 30 departures a week

1 cargo controller for 500 units per week

i did just a quick check and you are both wrong:

1 check in agent for 666 departing passengers a week

1 ramp agent for 30 departures a week

1 cargo controller for 500 units per week

I am not sure what you are saying. Does this mean an additional check in agent would be added for 1332 passengers, another ramp agent at 60 departures, and 1 additional cargo controller when cargo units reach 1000 units per week?

If this is the case, I thank you for clarifying how the number of staff is determined. It still seems apparent that the aircraft type is not a factor, though.

i did just a quick check and you are both wrong:

1 check in agent for 666 departing passengers a week

1 ramp agent for 30 departures a week

1 cargo controller for 500 units per week

It definitely makes more sense if the check-in agents and cargo controllers are based on capacity. Not sure whether ramp agent should be based on number of departure though. Don't they have more luggages to load and unload with higher capacity?

I think the staff you need will depend on the number of airports you serve as well as the number of flights and passengers.

I once figured out a formula for the number of network planners needed:

Networkplanners = 1.2*(interlining_staff + 0.25*airports_served )