Computational Intelligence in Integrated Airline Scheduling

  • Tobias¬†Grosche

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 173)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Tobias Grosche
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  3. Tobias Grosche
    Pages 7-46
  4. Tobias Grosche
    Pages 47-57
  5. Tobias Grosche
    Pages 59-171
  6. Tobias Grosche
    Pages 173-176
  7. Back Matter

About this book


An airline schedule represents the central planning element of each airline. In general, the objective of airline schedule optimization is to find the airline schedule that maximizes operating profit. This planning task is not only the most important but also the most complex task an airline is confronted with. Until now, this task is performed by dividing the overall planning problem into smaller and less complex subproblems that are solved separately in a sequence. However, this procedure is only of minor capability to deal with interdependencies between the subproblems, resulting in less profitable schedules than those being possible with an approach solving the airline schedule optimization problem in one step. In this work, two planning approaches for integrated airline scheduling are presented. One approach follows the traditional sequential approach: existing models from literature for individual subproblems are implemented and enhanced in an overall iterative routine allowing to construct airline schedules from scratch. The other planning appraoch represents a truly simultaneous airline scheduling: using metaheuristics, airline schedules are processed and optimized at once without a separation into different optimization steps for its subproblems.


Integrated Airline Scheduling computational intelligence heuristics intelligence metaheuristic optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Tobias¬†Grosche
    • 1
  1. 1.MannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-89886-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-89887-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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