Do market-concentrated airports propagate more delays than less concentrated ones? A case study of selected U.S. airports
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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Volume (Year): 15 (2009)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
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