WATS: 4.4bn traveled by air in 2018

WATS: 4.4bn traveled by air in 2018

The latest World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show that 4.4 billion passengers traveled by air in 2018. Released on 31 July, the statistics also found that the air transport industry recorded a record...
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U.S. Fall in Overseas Travel Market Share to Continue through 2022

U.S. Fall in Overseas Travel Market Share to Continue through 2022

Predicted slide prompts travel community calls to pass Brand USA renewal. The decline in market share represents losses to the U.S. economy of 14 million international visitors, $59 billion in international traveler spending, and 120,000 U.S. jobs. But the mar...
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Garmin Pilot Introduces New FltPlan.com Integration and European Enhancements

Garmin Pilot Introduces New FltPlan.com Integration and European Enhancements

Garmin is pleased to announce new features and enhancements within the Garmin Pilot application for Apple mobile devices. FltPlan.com integration now includes electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) and Pre-departure Clearances (PDC) within the...
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More Connectivity and Improved Efficiency – 2018 Airline Industry Statistics Released

More Connectivity and Improved Efficiency – 2018 Airline Industry Statistics Released

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released performance figures for 2018 showing that global air connectivity continues to become more accessible and more efficient. The IATA World Air Transport Statistics (2019 WATS) confirms that: 4 billion ...
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Optimal overbooking strategies in the airlines using dynamic programming approach in continuous time

Optimal overbooking strategies in the airlines using dynamic programming approach in continuous time

We propose a novel approach to solve the long-standing challenge of airline overbooking management. We solve the problem using dynamic programming with an industrial setting characterised as near-to-perfect competition where airlines strategically overbook the...
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A quantitative means of comparing competitive advantage among airlines with heterogeneous business models: Analysis of U.S. airlines

A quantitative means of comparing competitive advantage among airlines with heterogeneous business models: Analysis of U.S. airlines

Increasing heterogeneity amongst airline business models makes objectively comparing their competitive advantage increasingly difficult. In this study, we develop an instrument that objectively quantifies the competitive advantage of airlines within a single...
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Dynamic capacity allocation for airlines with multi-channel distribution

Dynamic capacity allocation for airlines with multi-channel distribution

In this paper, we have studied the problem of capacity control in the single-leg flight fare class and multi-channel distribution. We proposed a dynamic programming model for integrating the fare class capacity allocation and the channel capacity deployment....
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Factors contributing to the risk of airline pilot fatigue

Factors contributing to the risk of airline pilot fatigue

Fatigue is important in the aviation field because it affects many people’s safety. The purpose of this study is to identify factors that affect airline pilot fatigue. This study proposes a fatigue model for airline pilots. Fatigue is classified into...
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United Invests in Clear to Offer Frequent Flyers Easier Screening

United Invests in Clear to Offer Frequent Flyers Easier Screening

United Airlines and Clear said the carrier plans to bring the tech company’s biometric screening to hubs in Chicago, Houston, and Newark. Clear, which uses biometrics – scans of your eyes and fingerprints – to move users through airport security....
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Aircraft routing under different business processes

Aircraft routing under different business processes

Given a set of scheduled flights that must be operated by the same aircraft type, the aircraft routing problem consists of building anonymous aircraft routes that respect maintenance requirements and cover each flight exactly once. For most criteria, the ARP-B...
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