Study of the Robustness of the European Air Routes Network

6 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2014

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Oriol Lordan

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Joel Florido

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Jose Sallan

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Vicenc Fernandez

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Pep Simo

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech

David Gonzalez-Prieto

Volotea

Date Written: February 26, 2014

Abstract

In this working paper we make analysis on flight flow network structure of Europe. The aim of this study is to analyze the robustness of the European civil European air transportation network from the perspective of the theory of complex networks. This study is based on analyzing the behavior of the network when its nodes (airports) are removed by random attacks and deliberate attacks. The selection of nodes on deliberate attacks is based on four criteria: degree, betweenness, pagerank and eigenvector. This study aims to contribute to the understanding of the logistics network of European commercial flights, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of network statistical indicators as degree and betweenness distribution reveals that the flight flow network has the small-world characteristics and scale-free property.

Keywords: Robustness, Network, Air Routes

JEL Classification: L93, R41

Suggested Citation

Lordan, Oriol and Florido, Joel and Sallan, Jose and Fernandez, Vicenc and Simo, Pep and Gonzalez-Prieto, David, Study of the Robustness of the European Air Routes Network (February 26, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401696 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2401696

Oriol Lordan

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Joel Florido

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Jose Sallan

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Vicenc Fernandez

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Pep Simo (Contact Author)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.pepsimo.eu

David Gonzalez-Prieto

Volotea ( email )

Travessera de Gràcia, 56
Barcelona, 08006
Spain

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