Flight and passenger delay assignment optimization strategies

Author (s): Montlaur, A.; Delgado, L.
Journal: Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies

Volume: 81
Pages: 99 – 117
Date: 2017

This paper compares different optimization strategies for the minimization of flight and passenger delays at two levels: pre-tactical, with on-ground delay at origin, and tactical, with airborne delay close to the destination airport. The optimization model is based on the ground holding problem and uses various cost functions. The scenario considered takes place in a busy European airport and includes realistic values of traffic. A passenger assignment with connections at the hub is modeled. Statistical models are used for passenger and connecting passenger allocation, minimum time required for turnaround and tactical noise; whereas uncertainty is also introduced in the model for tactical noise. Performance of the various optimization processes is presented and compared to ration by schedule results.



 Author = {Montlaur, A.; Delgado, L.},
 Title = {Flight and passenger delay assignment optimization strategies},
 FJournal = {Transportation Research Part C},
 Journal ={Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies},
 Volume = {81},
 Number = {C},
 Pages = {99-117},
 doi = {10.1016/j.trc.2017.05.011},
 Year = {2017}}