Network flow-based approaches for integrated aircraft fleeting and routing
Given a schedule of flights to be flown, the aircraft fleeting and routing problem (AFRP) consists of determining a minimum-cost route assignment for each aircraft so as to cover each flight by exactly one aircraft while satisfying maintenance requirements and other activity constraints. We investigate network flow-based heuristic approaches for this problem. Computational experiments conducted on real-data given by TunisAir show that the proposed heuristic consistently yields very near-optimal solutions while requiring modest CPU effort.
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