Robust Scheduling: An Empirical Study of Its Impact on Air Traffic Delays

The authors develop an econometric model to analyze the real-life impact of two robust scheduling approaches, namely limiting hub connectivity and implementing swap opportunities, based on a broad dataset of the U.S. domestic market. Their analysis is from a novel aircraft routing perspective. They confirm a delay-driving effect of direct hub connectivity and a delay-reducing effect of swap opportunities. Indirect hub connectivity provides airlines with another approach to limit delays. The authors furthermore contrast that the business model of Southwest Airlines cannot leverage the delay-reducing effects resulting from swap opportunities.

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  • Accession Number: 01629885
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 2017 4:25PM