Optimization Applications in the Airline Industry

  • Gang Yu
  • Jian Yang


The quality of an airline’s product is measured by its timeliness, accuracy, functionality, quality, and price. For the air transportation customers, these criteria translate into flexible schedules, on-time flights, safety, satisfactory in-flight services, proper baggage handling, reasonable prices, and convenient ticket purchases To provide this high-quality, low-cost product, airlines rely on optimization-based decision support systems to generate profitable and cost-effective fare classes, flight schedules, fleet plans, aircraft routes, crew pairings, gate assignments, maintenance schedules, food service plans, training schedules, and baggage handling procedures.


Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search Proce Optimization Application Crew Schedule Airline Industry Delay Cost 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gang Yu
    • 1
  • Jian Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management Science and Information Systems and Center for Management of Operations and LogisticsThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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