Optimization of Air Network Applied in the Express Based on Hub-and-Spoke Network: A Case Study of SF Express

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 107)


The air network applied in express based on Hub-and-spoke network contributes to fully giving scope to the advantage of competitiveness and enlarging the market. In this paper, we choose SF express as the example and get the data of portfolio and the distance of two different cities through the strict survey. Based on the data, we build the simplified model of Hub-and-spoke network, determine the district and cities which are covered by the air hubs then plan the air lines and scheduled flights. The conclusion of study proves that Hub-and-spoke network can make full use of air resource, improve the load rate of the plane and the coverage.


Hub-and-spoke network Express Air network Optimization 



This research is supported by Ministry of Education’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Project (10YJC630018) and Zhejiang Provincial University Students Scientific Innovative Project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Computer Science & Information EngineeringZhejiang Gongshang UniversityHangzhouCHINA

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