fares should create profit for Long Goose Airlines, increasing revenue and promoting growth for the airline. Airline Scheduling “Anyone without the mind of a computer, the patience of Job, or the ability to compromise need not apply.” This sign should be on the door of every airline’s scheduling department (Wensveed, 2011). This statement from the textbook paints a clear picture of the complexity and convolution of the airline scheduling. Scheduling is one of the most vital functions in the airline industry, it is as important as forecasting, pricing, fleet planning, or financing; schedule can make or break an airline (Wensveed, 2011).
LONG GOOSE AIRLINES 3 It is the airline schedule planner mission to provide the ultimate balanced flight schedule that not only allows the airline to provide adequate service to the cities it serves, but also operate efficiently and economically. To do so, the Schedule planer needs to balance a long list of factors such as equipment maintenance, crews, facilities and marketing to name few (Wensveed, 2011). Diagram retrieved from an aviation consulting firm shows the complexity of airline scheduling (PROLOGIS.com, 2014) I. Equipment Maintenance The schedule planner needs to provide a distinct maintenance routing plan for each type of aircraft in the fleet. The routing plans must be synchronized and taking in consideration
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- Fall '16
- Kelly Lawton
- Low-cost carrier, Long Goose Airlines