Title: DEMATEL-AHP technique to minimise departure delays due to airspace congestion: a case in Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Authors: Rosein A. Ancheta Jr.; Miriam F. Bongo; Lanndon A. Ocampo; Dennis Anthony A. Kilongkilong; Miraflor Amit; Odiza A. Cuizon; Nikki Joy Arda

Addresses: Graduate School, Cebu Technological University, Corner M.J. Cuenco Ave. and R. Palma St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines; Department of Civil Engineering, Cebu Technological University, Corner M.J. Cuenco Ave. and R. Palma St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines ' Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, 6000, Philippines ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Cebu Technological University, Corner M.J. Cuenco Ave. and R. Palma St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of San Jose-Recoletos, Magallanes St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of San Jose-Recoletos, Magallanes St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of San Jose-Recoletos, Magallanes St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of San Jose-Recoletos, Magallanes St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines

Abstract: Airspace congestion has a direct effect on departure schedules of aircraft. In events when there is a constrained airspace due to various factors such as adverse weather, departure delays may be potentially serious. Due to the complexity of the problem of choosing the best possible option in addressing airspace congestion, a combined multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) approach is used for the decision-making process. Furthermore, this paper incorporates the views of experts representing air traffic service and airlines management which is significant in choosing a viable solution to both stakeholders operating air transport. It has been found that both air traffic service and airlines management give most priority to safety, thus, prefer to apply for ground delay program during airspace congestion.

Keywords: departure delays; airspace congestion; analytic hierarchy process; AHP; multiple-criteria decision-making; MCDM; decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory; DEMATEL.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSE.2018.094565

International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 2018 Vol.8 No.4, pp.365 - 386

Received: 19 Sep 2017
Accepted: 08 Mar 2018

Published online: 31 Aug 2018 *

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