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tman558

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Scheduling
« on: May 09, 2014, 12:03:17 AM »
Just wondering what is the approximate allowable spacing between flights for:

2000pax for 1800nm?
3800pax for 3000nm?

Can I do 30 min spacing for both?

Thanks

Offline LemonButt

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Re: Scheduling
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 12:32:03 PM »
Just wondering what is the approximate allowable spacing between flights for:

2000pax for 1800nm?
3800pax for 3000nm?

Can I do 30 min spacing for both?

Thanks

Route length is irrelevant--it's all about demand.  The required range is 70 minutes for small routes and 35 minutes for the most dense routes in the game (1500+ pax/day).  So to answer your question, 30 min spacing is never allowed without a penalty.

Offline Sami

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Re: Scheduling
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 12:45:05 PM »
So to answer your question, 30 min spacing is never allowed without a penalty.

That's not correct, since when the demand grows the interval goes down. So basically if it's very high demand route you can ignore all the scheduling stuff between flights as long as they don't depart at the same time.

http://www.airwaysim.com/forum/index.php/topic,26356.msg165612.html#msg165612

Offline LemonButt

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Re: Scheduling
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 01:35:12 PM »
I had 35 minutes stuck in my head for some reason.  Here is the text so you don't have to dig through:

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- The "minimum departure interval" depends on how large the passenger demand of the route is. But rule of thumb is that on lower-demand sectors (less than ~400pax/day) the route departure times should be always at least 60 minutes apart. If the route is more busy the allowed interval drops linearily all the way to 5 minutes. On a 1000 pax/day route you can have the flights depart approx every 35 minutes, and on 4000pax/day route the min. interval is 15 mins between two flights. The interval is calculated so that players can keep decent frequencies during daylight hours.

I question if this really is how it works going down to 15min for a 4000pax/day flight.  I scheduled a ORD-LGA flight that was 35 minutes apart which has 4600 demand.  All of my flights (20+/day) had high load factors in the 85%+ range, but the two flights spaced 35 minutes apart (during daylight hours) were in the 50% range.  I changed the routes to be 40min apart and demand for those two routes shot up to 85%+ consistent with my other flights. 

Offline Infinity

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Re: Scheduling
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 03:45:37 PM »
You can generally go down to 30 minutes at a 2k route and 15 at a 4k, I generally don't use the average daily demand but the Saturday demand though to be absolutely sure I have no penalties.
On some ultra high demand routes with like 10k+ you can completely ignore the spacing and go with 5 minute intervals.

 

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