The key objective of this study was to forecast the total available seats using online flight information. We were especially interested in investigating the impact of the catchment area of airports on modelling the total available seats. The size of the catchment area can affect the magnitude of explanatory factors and therefore influence the modelling results. Based on the results of our models, the mining sector was found to be more influential to total available seats provided than to the tourism sector in Western Australia (WA) in the gravity models based on both Thiessen polygon catchment area and 2.5 h driving catchment area. The modelling results by the 2.5 h driving catchment area could be more appropriate for the total available seats forecasting.
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