The Airline industry in the United States is a gigantic industry with many opportunities in terms of revenue if all the resources are used optimally, thus efficiently. Any tool that can be used to shed light on the problem would be welcome. We will attempt this in this paper. The issue has been studied by many scholars using varying techniques including the same analysis that we have chosen the data envelopment analysis (DEA). One of the recent studies that have been conducted was the ranking of 45 US by their relative efficiency using DEA. Our definition of the problem is based on that study. What we have done is to use DEA with the data available from Bazargan and Vasigh’s 2003 study and try to modify their model and get results that are clearer.
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Kulawongvanich, Arnon; Lertsathitphong, Kiatiphong; Dalgin, Zeynep; Cheng, James; and Baker, Bill, "Airport Efficiency: A Data Envelopment Analysis" (2003). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 1444.