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Joint forecasting for airline pricing and revenue management
Published in Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Volume: 18
Issue: 6
Pages: 465 - 482
We develop three parametric forecasting models that jointly estimate the volume component and the choice component of airline demand. These models—JFM-WPA, JFM-PA, and JFM-WTPU—account for (a) demand volume by considering the average demand of an O–D market, booking curve, seasonality and day-of-the-week indices, and (b) customer behavior by including the maximum willingness-to-pay of the customer and the choice attributes of the available options. We use a mixed logit function to formulate the willingness-to-pay and customer choice behavior. JFM-WPA excludes price from the set of choice attributes. JFM-PA considers price as one of the choice attributes. The utilities of maximum willingness-to-pay and choices are combined in JFM-WTPU. We propose a sequential method to estimate the forecasting models. We utilize the data generated by Airline Planning and Operations Simulator (APOS) from real airline historic data. We compare the models and present the results. These demand models can also be used as an input for optimization models, for joint seat allocation and pricing. © 2019, Springer Nature Limited.
About the journal
JournalJournal of Revenue and Pricing Management
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Open AccessNo