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dc.contributor.author Ssamula, B
dc.contributor.author Del Mistro, R
dc.contributor.author Visser, AT
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-22T13:59:54Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-22T13:59:54Z
dc.date.issued 2006-08
dc.identifier.citation Ssamula, B, Del Mistro, R and Visser, AT. 2006. Using an operating cost model to analyse the selection of aircraft type on short-haul routes. Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, Vol. 48 (2), pp 2-9 en
dc.identifier.issn 1021-2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1152
dc.description.abstract The airline industry is characterized by several challenging factors that include high capital costs, high operating costs and low profit margins. For the African situation, modernisation of fleets has been forced on the airlines by the stricter noise and security regulations. Even though governments have resorted to privatization, there are few investors interested in airlines, charging high airfares but continually operating at a loss. The aim of this paper is to apply a recently developed operating cost model to analyse suitable aircraft choices, for short haul routes, in terms of cost-related parameters, for aircraft commonly used within Africa. In this paper all the parameters that are crucial in analysing a transport service are addressed and the effect of passenger volume analysed. The model was applied to a specific route within Africa, and thereafter varying passenger numbers, to choose the least costly aircraft. The results showed that smaller capacity aircraft, even though limited by maximum range, are the most economical to run along routes even when the frequency of flights is high. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher South African Institution of Civil Engineering en
dc.subject Aircraft type en
dc.subject Route operating costs en
dc.subject Service frequency en
dc.subject Passenger demand en
dc.title Using an operating cost model to analyse the selection of aircraft type on short-haul routes en
dc.type Article en


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