Networks in Aviation: Strategies and Structures by Philipp Goedeking

By Philipp Goedeking

Aviation networks play a severe function within the good fortune of today’s airways and airports. This ebook offers perception on all elements of recent community options and constructions, starting from industry examine to hub layout, operations, association, alliances, benchmarking, and antitrust concerns. contemplating either the airline and the airport views, the publication explains the economics of connectivity or productivity-driven hub buildings via easy arithmetic, which is helping the reader to appreciate the structural strengths and weaknesses of aviation networks. greater than a hundred charts aid make clear the subjects at hand.

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Let us assume a passenger wants to fly from Manchester/GB (MAN) to Istanbul/Turkey (IST). The hypothetical passenger goes to a travel agency in Manchester and asks for an option to fly from MAN to IST. The computer system in the travel agency will display a few dozen potential connections, including non-stop and transfer connections via LON, AMS, CDG, FRA, and other transfer points. What kind of evaluation criteria will the passenger apply to identify the most attractive connection? The passenger will probably compare the total travel time, the reputation of the respective airline, departure and arrival times, and the applicable airfare.

3 Hub-and-Spoke: The Answer to Deregulation? Fig. 13 The S-curve effect for 4,300 global and randomly selected O&Ds 23 100% 90% 80% Demand share 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Capacity share As formulas (1) and (2) or the corresponding values in Fig. 12 make clear, the need for serviced routes develops disproportionately strong in a P2P system ðn  ðn À 1ÞÞ, whereas it remains linear in a hubbed network architecture (2  ðn À 1Þ). The larger the network, the more efficiently it can be served through hubbing, assuming that demand per individual O&D is limited.

40 3 Designing Connectivity-Driven Network and Hub Structures inbound bank to the arrival time of the last inbound within this bank. BDO refers to the actual duration of the outbound wave, measured from the time of departure of the first outbound of the outbound bank until the last outbound within this bank. BDT measures the duration from the onset of the inbound bank to the completion of the outbound bank. ‘‘Shift’’ refers to the temporal displacement of the beginning of the outbound wave against the beginning of the corresponding inbound wave.

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