COMPUTER ESTIMATES OF DELAYS AND DELAY COSTS AT CONGESTED AIRPORTS

Using well known results from queueing theory, namely the queueing 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 two queueing models are used to approximate 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 the 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

    Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Hengsbach, H
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM