Optimization of aircraft boarding processes considering passengers’ grouping characteristics
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A ircraft boarding is one of the critical process es affecting the turnaround time whe n a plane is at an airport. In this work , the aircraft boarding problem is studied with the aim of designing a boarding strategy that reduces the total boarding time considering the passenger s’ behavior as well as the underlying grouping relationships amon g them. Our analysis suggest s that some of the strategies proposed in other studies are highly theoretical and do not consider the individual characteristics of the passengers or the ir grouping inside the plane . This limits their applicability and validity in real operations. We propose a novel boarding strategy that is designed to reduce the total boarding time while, at the same time, aims at guaranteeing an acceptable quality of service.
CitacióCarmona Budesca, G.; Juan, A.; Fonseca, P. Optimization of aircraft boarding processes considering passengers’ grouping characteristics. A: Winter Simulation Conference. "Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference A. Tolk, S. D. Diallo, I. O. Ryzhov, L. Yilmaz, S. Buckley, and J. A. Miller, eds.". Savannah: 2014, p. 1-12.