A gate reassignment framework for real time flight delays

Ching Hui Tang, Shangyao Yan, Yu Zhou Hou

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Flight delays (such as early or late arrivals and late departures) are a frequent occurrence in actual day to day airport operations and it is often not possible to assign such flights to their original gates. Flight delay information may also vary with time. As a consequence, the airport authority needs to reassign flights to different gates in real-time. The traditional manual flight reassignment method is neither efficient nor effective in cases with variable flight delay information, and the reassignment is frequently time constrained. Consequently, in this study the goal is to develop a gate reassignment framework, and a systematic computerized tool, for repeatedly handling gate reassignments given varied flight delay information. The results of a test case related to Taiwan international airport operations, show that the proposed framework performs well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-318
Number of pages20
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010


  • Airport operations
  • Flight delays
  • Gate reassignment
  • Real-time


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