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Title: Identifying hubs in airline networks: overcoming some data problems
Authors: WETS, Geert
Devriendt, Lomme
Derudder, Ben
WITLOX, Frank
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Hasselt Hasselt University 2005
Citation: Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day; 2. p. 291-307.
Abstract: The proper identification of airline hubs requires both accurate definitions and appropriate data. Standard information sources do not feature the actual routes flown by passengers, and therefore a new and previously untapped database is introduced. The employed data are transnational and feature origin/destination statistics with additional information on intermediate stops (if any), which allows a thorough assessment of hub structures in the global airline network. A threefold analysis is presented, i.e.(i) an overview of the major hubs in absolute terms, (ii) a similar overview of hubs in relative terms, (iii) a more refined analysis of the spatiality of some important hubs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/5981
Category: C2
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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