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In today's rapidly changing air transport environment, the aviation professionals require access to advanced and comprehensive knowledge, coupled with an in-depth understanding of the needs of the airline industry. Drawing on the editors' extensive experience with airline and air transport issues, The Global Airline Industry provides a definitive(More)
The growth of Low Fare Carriers (LFCs) has encouraged many airlines to remove fare restrictions (such as advance purchase requirements and Saturday-night stays) on many of their fare class products, leading to the simplification of fare structures in competitive markets. In the most extreme case, these markets have fare structures that are unrestricted; the(More)
Although many airlines offer seats in multiple cabins (economy vs. premium classes) with different service quality, previous work on airline revenue management has focused on treating the cabins separately. In this thesis, we develop several single-leg multiple cabin revenue management optimization algorithms. We extend two different single-leg separate(More)
To evaluate US passenger airlines' productivity performance since the airline deregulation in 1978, this research measures and compares productivity at both the US airline industry and individual carrier levels. Productivity is measured at the aggregate airline industry level in terms of multifactor productivity (MFP), the ratio of a single output to a(More)
Since the "product" of an airline cannot be stored, the value of every seat which is left empty upon departure is lost forever or "spoiled". In order to compensate for the economic effects of passengers holding a confirmed reservation who fail to show-up, airlines overbook, i.e. accept more reservations than physical seats are available under the assumption(More)