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On airlines code-share optimisation: a modelling framework and analysis

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  • Ahmed Abdelghany
  • Worachat Sattayalekha
  • Khaled Abdelghany
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    This paper presents an optimisation-based modelling framework for evaluating the profitability of an operating carrier's code-share agreements with multiple partnering carriers. The model examines the terms of under-negotiation agreements including flights and the number of seats open for code-share and associated fare discounts. The model provides a recommendation of the set of agreements to be accepted by the air carrier. The model explicitly considers the trade-off between the different agreements as well as the trade-off between the incremental revenue from the code-share agreements and the potential loss of revenue due to the displacement of the non-code-share passengers. A set of experiments that illustrate the model capabilities for hypothetical code-share scenarios is presented.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Revenue Management.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 307-330

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:ijrevm:v:3:y:2009:i:3:p:307-330
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