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Check-In Counter Planning via a Network Flow Approach

  • Torsten Fahle
Conference paper
Part of the Operations Research Proceedings book series (ORP)

Abstract

Finding an appropriated number of open check-in counters is a typical planning problem on an airport. The problem has to take into account the flight plan, the arrival patterns of passengers and a given service level (max. waiting time of a passenger before being served). The goal is to generate a schedule for the check-in counters that uses as few as possible check-in counters per time. We present a network flow formulation for this problem and discuss additional constraints relevant for real-world scenarios. We show how to solve the model and present numerical results on artificial as well as on real-world data. The model is part of the Inform GroundStar suite that successful is in use on more than 200 airports world-wide.

Keywords

Service Level Queue Length Arrival Pattern Present Numerical Result Network Simplex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inform GmbH, Airport System DivisionAachenGermany

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