Network development and excess travel time

The authors study the impact of airlines network design on excess travel times for the main US carriers between 2008 and 2017 and find that network configuration affects excess travel time. Based on graph theory and a principal component analysis the authors build four continuous indicators to measure the airlines networks. They observe that airlines serving more destinations, organizing flights landings and take offs around banks or moving towards a point to point configuration present higher levels of excess travel time. However, there does not seem to exist a preferred network configuration between hub and spoke or point-to-point configuration to reduce excess travel time. The authors also find a nonlinear impact of competition measured at the city-pair level over excess travel time. These results are robust when analyzing observed delays rather than excess travel time.


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  • Accession Number: 01746056
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 27 2020 3:09PM