Examining the maps of air transport network characteristics

Kılıç Depren, Serpil
Gökalp Yavuz, Fulya
Understanding the role of air transportation structure increases the economic and social assets in local and global scale. Identifying that role is required for an effective air transportation management, as well. Different methods are used to visualize, analyze network structures and to better understand complex network features of the air transportation. This study presents social network analysis as a method to extract information about the network through a pattern of individuals and communities. In a general manner, network analysis identifies mapping, measuring and analyzing the connections and interactions in social relationships. The network structure consists of airports as nodes and flight routes as edges within the scope of the analysis. We consolidated 38 airports and 280 routes for the year of 2014 in intercity transport in Turkey. The results indicate one of the airports, which will be terminated soon, as a dominate national 48 node in the current calendar. Also, the same analysis results indicate that using main hubs to transport between low traffic airports are nearly mandatory because of the geopolitical situation of the country.
Citation Formats
S. Kılıç Depren and F. Gökalp Yavuz, “Examining the maps of air transport network characteristics,” Yalova, Türkiye, 2018, p. 47, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/75264.