A case study involving a small airline serving three cities was made to determine an optimal scheduling policy. It was necessary to evaluate the profitability of alternate routings involving nonstop and one stop flights by determining the net contribution to profit of each alternative. In all cases a previously developed optimal booking procedure for allocation of available seats on the various legs of a flight was applied. The booking procedure utilizes a dynamic programming model applied to schedule dependent demand distributions for the flights and legs. The technique used is described in detail and sample numerical calculations are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Ladany, S P
    • Hersh, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 155-159
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170198
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM