A LINEAR PROGRAMMING APPROACH TO AIRPORT CONGESTION

This paper attempts to develop several linear programming models to examine the use of landing fees as a price mechanism to allocate its facilities to potential users. The models scope is restricted in three ways; The focus of attention is on congestion at a single airport; congestion will only include arriving flights at the airport, and analyser is limited to some small time period. The airport operations model will be divided into subintervals of time of length. Groups which wish to land planes at the airport during a given time period will be required to submit to the airport bids to land aircraft during that time period. These bids will indicate how much each bidder is willing to pay per plane for landing rights. The airport then must select a price for landing rights for each time period so that the number of planes that want to land each time period does not exceed the capacity of the airport. In this way the airport will use the price mechanism to allocate its resources to the potential users.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University

    School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907
  • Authors:
    • Kiefer, D W
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

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  • Accession Number: 00074545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 267
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM