On-time performance is an indicator of transportation service quality. Transportation service providers such as airlines and rail carriers do monitor this metric closely. We are working on in-depth analyses of on-time performance in different transportation modes. Two studies have been completed on publicly available data on U.S. airline on-time performance. What characterizes our work is that the focus lies on identifying causes of delays that can be influenced by the service providers.
This field of research offers many different possibilities that can be treated in the form of an IREP project. Depending on the start day of the project, we would agree on the specific field of application for the study.
One IREP student can work on this project
Pre-requisites or requirements for the project
Knowledge on MS Excel as well as MS Access is key to the analysis as large amounts of data need to be treated. Moreover, you should be familiar with statistical analyses.
Recommended literature and preparation
One example of a prior project on airline delays:
- Baumgarten, Patrick ; Malina, Robert ; Lange, Anne : The impact of hubbing concentration on flight delays within airline networks – An empirical analysis of the US domestic market. In: Transportation Research Part E, 66 pp. 104-113.
until the end of December 2018