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Evaluating airline efficiency: An application of Virtual Frontier Network SBM

Ye Li, Yan-zhang Wang and Qiang Cui ()

Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 2015, vol. 81, issue C, 1-17

Abstract: In this paper, airline efficiency is divided into three stages: Operations Stage, Services Stage and Sales Stage. The new three-stage strategic operating framework of airline efficiency is a modification of existing models. A new model, Virtual Frontier Network SBM, is proposed to evaluate the efficiency of 22 international airlines from 2008 to 2012. The results demonstrate the following: 1. The new model can apply to a new benchmarking airline such as Scandinavian Airlines. 2. Although passenger traffic, cargo traffic and revenue decreased from 2008 to 2009, most airlines’ overall efficiency increased in the period.

Keywords: Virtual Frontier Network SBM; Airline efficiency; Evaluation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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