Dynamic Network of United States Air Transportation at Multiple Levels

  • Batyr Charyyev
  • Mustafa Solmaz
  • Mehmet Hadi GunesEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


United States air transportation contributes to the economy of the country by facilitating the mobility of people and goods. Air transportation is one of the essential systems in the US and the world. In this study, we investigate the dynamics of US air transportation from three angles (i.e., number of flights, number of passengers, and the amount of freight carried) at three levels of airport, city, and state. While there are unique dynamics at each, there is a strong fluctuation in the activity of the links, indicating a highly dynamic system. Backbone analyses of the networks also show that there are specific periods (such as 2007 for flights, 2008 for freight, and 2012 for passengers) in which network changes drastically.


Complex networks Network dynamics Temporal network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Batyr Charyyev
    • 1
  • Mustafa Solmaz
    • 2
  • Mehmet Hadi Gunes
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Systems and EnterprisesStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA
  2. 2.Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Nevada RenoRenoUSA

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