A Modified Weighted Connectivity Ratio for Measuring a Low-cost Carrier's Connectivity at its Major Airports

An AirAsia Group Study on its Informal Hub-and-spoke Network

Authors

  • Pino Rachmandika
    Affiliation

    Department of Industrial Engineering, BINUS Graduate Program, Bina Nusantara University, Jalan K.H. Syahdan 9, Kemanggisan, Palmerah, 11480 Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Firdaus Alamsjah
    Affiliation

    Department of Industrial Engineering, BINUS Graduate Program, Bina Nusantara University, Jalan K.H. Syahdan 9, Kemanggisan, Palmerah, 11480 Jakarta, Indonesia

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.21503

Abstract

This study aims to analyze how good and efficient the low-cost carriers' connectivity is at their major airports by studying one of the largest low-cost carriers in the world, AirAsia Group. Weighted Connectivity Ratio is used in the calculation, applied with slight modifications to suit the operations of low-cost carriers at their airports. The results reveal that some airlines have very good connectivity, even when it is compared to the connectivity of several big full-service carriers in Europe. This research brings a novelty in the form of an analysis of connectivity of low-cost carriers, considering that most of the previous research only focused on the connectivity of full-service carriers that implement a hub-and-spoke strategy. This is important because low-cost carriers are currently present with a very rapid growth as an alternative flight option that is more affordable for passengers in addition to full-service carriers that have previously dominated the aviation market.

Keywords:

low-cost carriers, connectivity, point-to-point, hub-and-spoke, weighted connectivity ratio

Published Online

2023-09-13

How to Cite

Rachmandika, P., Alamsjah, F. (2023) A Modified Weighted Connectivity Ratio for Measuring a Low-cost Carrier’s Connectivity at its Major Airports: An AirAsia Group Study on its Informal Hub-and-spoke Network, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 51(4), pp. 436–450. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.21503

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