Airport gate scheduling for passengers, aircraft, and operations

Sang Hyun Kim, Eric Feron, John Paul Clarke, Aude Marzuoli, Daniel Delahaye

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Abstract

A passenger’s experience is becoming a key metric to evaluate the air transportation system’s performance. Efficient and robust tools to handle airport operations are needed along with a better understanding of passengers’ interests and concerns. This paper is concerned with airport gate scheduling for improved passenger experience while ensuring robust airside operations. Three metrics accounting for passengers, aircraft, and operations are presented. Tradeoffs between these metrics are analyzed, and a balancing objective function is proposed. Numerical simulations show that the balanced objective can improve the efficiency of passenger movement within the landside terminals and aircraft traffic flows on ramps, as well as the robustness of gate operations.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Air Transportation
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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