COMPUTER ESTIMATES OF DELAYS AND DELAY COSTS AT CONGESTED AIRPORTS, 1974

Using well-known results from queueing theory, namely the models m/m/k and m/d/k, this study provides computer estimates for statistics of interest at congested airports. For time varying demand rates these 2 queueing models are used to estimate the time dependent queueing statistics at airports. Special attention is paid to average waiting times and the resulting delay costs. The obtained results provide considerable insight into such phenomena as the strongly non-linear increase in waiting times during peaks in the demand distribution and effects of additional demand during peak and non-peak periods. It is obvious that administrators of busy airports have to take into account these factors in determining pricing policies and landing fees.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00320668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM