Along with marketing and maintenance implications, hub optimization is an important part of the flight schedule development process. The Air Canada flight schedule at its Toronto hub is based on two-hour non-directional connection banks. The purpose of this research is to analyze an alternative to this rule consisting of directional connection banks and, more specifically, to assess how this would impact the gate assignment performance.

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Conference 1999 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings (WSC)
Turcotte, Michel (Michel), Mann, Gillian M. (Gillian M.), & Nsakanda, A. (1999). Impact of connection bank redesign on airport gate assignment. In Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings (pp. 1378–1382).