Integrated robust airline schedule development

Cadarso Morga, Luis and Marín Gracia, Angel (2011). Integrated robust airline schedule development. "Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences", v. 20 ; pp. 1041-1050. ISSN 1877-0428.


Title: Integrated robust airline schedule development
  • Cadarso Morga, Luis
  • Marín Gracia, Angel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences
Date: 2011
ISSN: 1877-0428
Volume: 20
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada y Estadística [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

Full text

PDF - Requires a PDF viewer, such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (337kB) | Preview


In air transportation, airline profitability is influenced by the airline's ability to build flight schedules. In order to generate operational schedules, airlines engage in a complex decision-making process, referred to as airline schedule planning. Up to now, the generation of flight schedules has been separated and optimized sequentially. The schedule design has been traditionally decomposed into two sequential steps. The frequency planning and the timetable development. The purpose of the second problem of schedule development, fleet assignment, is to assign available aircraft types to flight legs such that seating capacity on an assigned aircraft matches closely with flight demand and such that costs are minimized. Our work integrates these planning phases into one single model in order to produce more economical solutions and create fewer incompatibilities between the decisions. We propose an integrated robust approach for the schedule development step. We design the timetable ensuring that enough time is available to perform passengers’ flight connections, making the system robust avoiding misconnected passengers. An application of the model for a simplified IBERIA network is shown.

More information

Item ID: 15276
DC Identifier:
OAI Identifier:
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.08.113
Official URL:
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Jul 2013 09:45
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 15:19
  • Logo InvestigaM (UPM)
  • Logo GEOUP4
  • Logo Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Logo Sherpa/Romeo
    Check whether the anglo-saxon journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo Dulcinea
    Check whether the spanish journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo de Recolecta
  • Logo del Observatorio I+D+i UPM
  • Logo de OpenCourseWare UPM