Developing a mathematical model for scheduling of turnaround operations (low cost airline as a case study)

Ammar Al-Bazi, Yagmur Simge Gok, Cemalettin Ozturk, Daniel Guimarans

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On-time departure performance is important for airlines that seek the highest satisfaction of their passengers. The main component of achieving on-time departure is being able to complete the turnaround operations of an aircraft within the scheduled time. To address this problem, the present paper examined planning and scheduling of turnaround operations in the low cost airline industry. A mathematical model, named ‘TurnOper_LP’ was developed for a low-cost Turkish airline to identify the critical path of turnaround operations and the optimal turnaround time. The results of the model in terms of optimised turnaround times are then analysed and an example of schedule of turnaround operations is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Aviation Management Conference, IAMC – 2016, Dubai, UAE, 23 – 24 November 2016
EditorsAhmed H. Obaide
Place of PublicationDubai UAE
PublisherEmirates Aviation University
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Aviation Management Conference 2016 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 23 Nov 201624 Nov 2016
Conference number: 3rd


ConferenceInternational Aviation Management Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleIAMC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
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