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CHAPTER 20

Airline Network Design

Let us take the case of an airline company that is launching airline services between the six most populous cities of India, namely, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. The locations of the cities are given in Figure 20.1.

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Figure 20.1

The aerial distances (in miles) aij between cities i and j for all pairs are given in Table 20.1.

The daily demand dij between the cities i and j are estimated for all pairs and given in Table 20.2.

Table 20.1

Mumbai

Kolkata

Delhi

Chennai

Hyderabad

Bangalore

Mumbai

1095

724

657

404

532

Kolkata

1095

875

863

769

995

Delhi

724

875

1096

781

1082 ...

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