Airbus A220 vs McDonnell Douglas MD-80 – Which Aircraft Is Best?

Airbus A220 vs McDonnell Douglas MD-80 – Which Aircraft Is Best?

With many airlines looking to modernize their regional aircraft, is the latest offering from Airbus, the A220, a spiritual successor to the MD-80? Let’s find out. There is no denying that the larger capacity of the MD-80 makes it an...
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DFW International Airport Is Testing the World’s First Robot Baggage Handlers

DFW International Airport Is Testing the World’s First Robot Baggage Handlers

DFW International Airport is now the temporary home to the first system of baggage-handling robots, known as FLEET. When the baggage robots are in action, passengers take their luggage to self-bag drops, which deposit their luggage onto one of the...
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Single-aisle deals push Airbus into positive net orders

Single-aisle deals push Airbus into positive net orders

Airbus has broken into positive net orders for the first time this year, ending the first half with a figure of 88 aircraft. It recorded gross orders for 145 aircraft during the month, with the largest agreement – for 36...
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How Connected Employees Can Enhance Customer Experiences in Real Time

How Connected Employees Can Enhance Customer Experiences in Real Time

In order to meaningfully engage employees and customers, it’s increasingly important for travel companies to empower their employees with communication tools that allow them to connect and collaborate, so that they can solve problems in real time. Travel bra...
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AIR NEW ZEALAND LIFTS TARGETS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

AIR NEW ZEALAND LIFTS TARGETS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

Air New Zealand has raised the number of single-use plastic items it plans to cut in 2019 to 55 million. The airline also planned to stop using individual plastic sauce packets on all international flights from the end of October....
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Bad weather and flight delays: The impact of sudden and slow onset weather events

Bad weather and flight delays: The impact of sudden and slow onset weather events

Weather shocks frequently impair the smooth functioning of transportation systems. We use a dataset consisting of 2.14 million flight departures from ten large U.S. airports between January 2012 and September 2017, and estimate the effects sudden onset events,...
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A reliable multi-period intermodal freight network expansion problem

A reliable multi-period intermodal freight network expansion problem

This paper addresses the intermodal freight network expansion problem consisting of multiple periods. In each period, the objective is to determine the locations of new intermodal terminals, the amount of capacity to add to existing terminals, and the existing...
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Airline new route selection using compromise programming – The case of Taiwan-Europe

Airline new route selection using compromise programming – The case of Taiwan-Europe

The decision to launch a new route has a huge effect on the outcomes of airlines in the market. In order to find potential destinations for airlines, this paper utilizes a compromise programming method for selecting direct flight routes. The...
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Lowest price guarantees on airline websites: Perceived believability, perceived value, and purchase intentions

Lowest price guarantees on airline websites: Perceived believability, perceived value, and purchase intentions

Although lowest price guarantees (LPGs) are common on airlines’ official websites, a deeper understanding of how customers evaluate these guarantees is lacking. This study examines the effects of two LPG terms – depth of refund and refund conditions &#...
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The airline long-haul fleet planning problem: The case of TAP service to/from Brazil

The airline long-haul fleet planning problem: The case of TAP service to/from Brazil

In this paper, we study a strategic fleet planning problem faced by TAP, the Portuguese legacy carrier. The study is intended to shed light on the aircraft models to select, as well as on the mix of aircraft to purchase...
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