DETERMINING USABILITY VERSUS COST AND YIELDS OF A REGIONAL TRANSPORT

Regional transports are designed to operate on air networks having the basic characteristics of short trip distances and low density passengers/cargo, i.e., small numbers of passengers per flight. Regional transports passenger capacity is from 10 to 100 seats and operate on routes from 350 to 1000 nautical miles (nm). Airlines owning regional transports have to find out what are the trip distances (R) and what are cabin load factors (Ip) that make particular aircraft operation efficient. Efficient operation of an airliner, in this paper, is defined by results that achieve a maximum yield/cost ratio. To meet passenger requirements providing low fares and high or required number of frequencies, airlines must constantly monitor operational costs and keep them low. It is obvious that costs of operating aircraft must be lower than yield obtained by transporting passengers and cargo.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aviation Institute

    University of Nebraska, 60th and Dodge Streets
    Omaha, NE  United States  68182-0508
  • Authors:
    • Gvozdenovic, S
  • Publication Date: 1999

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00770408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1999 12:00AM