A Mathematical Model for Transporting the Arriving Passengers from the Airport to the City Centre


Akincilar A.

ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, vol.132, no.3, pp.1214-1216, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 132 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12693/aphyspola.132.1214
  • Journal Name: ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1214-1216
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In case of considerable traffic congestion in an airport, transportation of passengers to city centre may become a challenging task, since airports are generally located far from the centre. In this study, transportation of passengers, who arrive at an airport, to the city centre has been handled. A mathematical model has been developed, which minimises total costs arising from both, the time passed, while passengers are waiting for a vehicle, and the dispatching of a significant amount of vehicles for transporting the passengers. By utilising the proposed model, in addition to matter of when to dispatch, it is also possible to specify which type of vehicles, and how many of them should be dispatched at each time interval. Ultimately, it is reported that such a plan has a great potential to enhance the productivity.