Robustness of airline route networks
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Airlines shape their route network by defining their routes through supply and demand considerations, paying little attention to network performance indicators, such as network robustness. However, the collapse of an airline network can produce high financial costs for the airline and all its geographical area of influence. The aim of this study is to analyze the topology and robustness of the network route of airlines following Low Cost Carriers (LCC) and Full Service Carriers (FSC) business models. Results show that FSC hubs are more central than LCC bases in their route network. As a result, LCC route networks are more robust than FSC networks.
CitationLordan, O., Sallan, J., Escorihuela, N., Gonzalez-Prieto, D. Robustness of airline route networks. "Physica. A", 01 Març 2016, vol. 445, núm. 1, p. 18-26.