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Revamped Crew Scheduling Model Cuts Airline Delays by as Much as 30%

  • 1.  Revamped Crew Scheduling Model Cuts Airline Delays by as Much as 30%

    Posted 12 days ago

    CATONSVILLE, MD, October 7, 2019 – Delays and disruptions in airline operations annually result in billions of dollars of additional costs to airlines, passengers and the economy. Airlines strive to mitigate these costs by creating schedules that are less likely to get disrupted or schedules that are easy to repair when there are disruptions-new research in the INFORMS journal Transportation Science has found a solution using a mathematical optimization model.

    The study, conducted by Vikrant Vaze of Dartmouth College and David Antunes and Antonio Pais Antunes, both of the University of Coimbra, looks at data from Virgin America airline from 2014, that is 94 daily flights connecting 14 continental U.S. airports.

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    Ashley Smith
    INFORMS
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