Customer-oriented optimization of the airplane boarding process

Customer-oriented optimization of the airplane boarding process

This paper presents a model for a reduction of boarding time with consideration of customers’ expectations. The achieved boarding times are found to be higher than previously reported minimum times, but show a boarding time reduction in comparison with conventional boarding strategies....
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Russia To Convert Tu-204 Passenger Jets into Freighters

Russia To Convert Tu-204 Passenger Jets into Freighters

The Russian government and industry have begun formulating a program to convert grounded Tupolev Tu-204 passenger jets into freighters in an effort to prolong the type’s commercial service. Upon conversion of the surviving narrowbodies, which entered servic...
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Minimizing airline and passenger delay cost in airport surface and terminal airspace operations

Minimizing airline and passenger delay cost in airport surface and terminal airspace operations

This research studies the effectiveness of incorporating airline and passenger delay cost (APDC) into an integrated airport surface and terminal airspace (ASTA) traffic management system. It is assumed that all aircraft arrive and depart through pre-defined r...
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Myanmar Government Pushes for Airline Mergers

Myanmar Government Pushes for Airline Mergers

The Myanmar government wants its local airlines to merge in an effort to mitigate competition for a shrinking market after five airlines-Asian Wings Airways, FMI Air, Apex Airlines, Air Mandalay, and Air Bagan-suspended operations over the past 15 months. High...
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Airlines Tap New Tech to Sell Each Other’s Fares

Airlines Tap New Tech to Sell Each Other’s Fares

Airlines have long helped each other sell tickets, using pragmatic arrangements called interline agreements and strategic marketing deals called codeshares. But new technology is offering fresh spins on these concepts that may make cooperation more common. Col...
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Ethiopian 737-8 Dispatched ‘Clean’ Before Fatal Accident, Airline Says

Ethiopian 737-8 Dispatched ‘Clean’ Before Fatal Accident, Airline Says

The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa March 10 did not have any known maintenance issues and was dispatched “clean” for its final flight, the airline’s chief executive said hours after the acc...
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Routes Asia: Cam Ranh airport expands network, infrastructure

Routes Asia: Cam Ranh airport expands network, infrastructure

Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Airport has started plans to expand a new infrastructure as it catches up with double-digital growths. Designed to handle 4 million passengers, the airport’s new international Terminal 2 opened in August 2018. However, int...
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Airlines Pollution Levels Are Going Through the Stratosphere

Airlines Pollution Levels Are Going Through the Stratosphere

  Environmental activists recoil for a reason when the super-rich fly private jets to forums that preach carbon neutrality. Airplane pollution levels really are going through the stratosphere and nobody seems to have a viable plan to rein them in. Airplane ...
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Bangkok Airways Outlines Expansion Plans

Bangkok Airways Outlines Expansion Plans

Thai regional airline Bangkok Airways has earmarked more than $94 million worth of capital expenditures this year in an effort to tap into new business opportunities and remain competitive amid increasingly challenging market conditions. Bangkok Airways also p...
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Optimization Software Helps Airports Go Green with Ground Support

Optimization Software Helps Airports Go Green with Ground Support

Recently, airports have begun scrutinizing their ground support equipment (GSE) and ground transportation methods with the goal to reduce emissions. By applying advanced software, greater positive changes can be achieved. Optimization software is helping airpo...
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