TITLE

Airline Crew Scheduling with Regularity

AUTHOR(S)
Kiabjan, Diego; Johnson, Ellis L.; Nemhauser, George L.; Gelman, Eric; Ramaswamy, Srini
PUB. DATE
November 2001
SOURCE
Transportation Science;Nov2001, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p359
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The airline crew scheduling problem is the problem of assigning crew itineraries to flights. The problem is hard due to a large number of itineraries and the complicated cost function of an itinerary. The classic approach, which uses a set partitioning formulation, only captures the objective function of minimizing cost. We add a second goal of maximizing the repetition or regularity of itineraries over a weekly horizon and we develop models that capture regularity. We present a new algorithm that solves the crew scheduling problem over a weekly horizon. Solutions are reported that improve on existing solutions used by an airline.
ACCESSION #
5716776

 

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