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Do market-concentrated airports propagate more delays than less concentrated ones? A case study of selected U.S. airports

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    Airport congestion and widespread passenger discontent with airlines' poor on-time performance have recently led the Federal government to reduce peak-time operations at large airports such as Chicago O'Hare and New York John F. Kennedy. This paper proposes a methodology to compute delay propagation based on the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) at a sample of ten U.S. airports in summer 2000, 2007 and 2008. The sampled airports are different in terms of size, location and index of concentration.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Air Transport Management.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 280-286

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jaitra:v:15:y:2009:i:6:p:280-286

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    Keywords: Airport delay; Delay propagation; Frequency domain analysis; Nonparametric tests; Proximity analysis;

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    1. Wu, Cheng-Lung, 2005. "Inherent delays and operational reliability of airline schedules," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 11(4), pages 273-282.
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