The cost of delay to air transport in Europe: quantification and management

Cook, A.J., Tanner, G., Jovanovic, R. and Lawes, A. (2009) The cost of delay to air transport in Europe: quantification and management. In: 13th Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) World Conference, 27th - 30th June 2009, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Employing primary and secondary data, a European, aggregate ‘hard’ cost model is developed for the airline cost of passenger delay. These costs are then newly modelled as a function of delay duration, quantifying how longer delays have higher per-minute costs. Passenger ‘hard’ plus ‘soft’ costs of delay typically dominate other delay costs (e.g. associated with crew and maintenance). Integrating disruption management techniques into flight planning presents major cost-saving opportunities. A shift in air traffic management strategy from managing delay minutes to delay costs, including those of emissions, is required if true 4D/‘business’ trajectories are to be realised.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 14:57
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