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Airlines

  • Dieter Schmitt
  • Volker Gollnick
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter describes the role of airlines in the air transport system. It starts with a description of the various airline types and the associated network structures. The development of local and global operation strategies including the different concepts of low cost carrier (LCC) and flag carrier are discussed. A major part is also dedicated to flight planning and ticket pricing as core elements of the airline business models. Also, different aspects are discussed that drive the setup of airline fleets and the selection of aircraft. For operational issues, the organizational setup of an airline and its related stations are discussed. The chapter ends with a description of aircraft maintenance as a major driver for aircraft availability. Here the major activities and strategies for improvement are introduced.

Keywords

Ticket Price Flight Planning Flight Operation Ticket Sale Aircraft Maintenance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ARTS-DS Aeronautical Reserach & Technology ServiceFrankfurt/MainGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Air Transportation SystemsTechnical University Hamburg-HarburgHamburgGermany

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