Hub-and-spoke location proposal for air transport in south-america.

R. M.A. Figueiredo, M. O'Kelly, N. D. Pizzolato


The consistent economic growth in South America during the last decade, and the emergent development of passenger and freight air transport systems, poses a number of interesting questions about the integration of such a continental scale system. This  paper applies conceptual models from a hub and spoke perspective to suggest possible architectures for a system that needs to address some difficult challenges – widely spaced interacting cities, and a particular locational configuration with several very large cities dominating local systems. The model in this paper allows for a hierarchical type of differentiation as well as maximum service radii thereby permitting mini-hubs to complement the major-hubs.

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