TITLE

Itinerary-Based Airline Fleet Assignment

AUTHOR(S)
Barnhart, Cynthia; Kniker, Timothy S.; Lohatepanont, Manoj
PUB. DATE
May 2002
SOURCE
Transportation Science;May2002, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p199
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We consider the airline fleet assignment problem involving the profit maximizing assignment of aircraft types to flight legs. Although several basic formulations have been proposed, important network considerations are insufficiently treated in these formulations and the resulting solutions are often suboptimal. We propose a new formulation and solution approach that captures network effects and generates superior solutions. We quantify the benefits of our proposed approach in a case study using data from a major United States airline.
ACCESSION #
6587163

 

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