Visualizing More Than Twenty Years of Flight Data for the Raleigh-Durham International Airport

  • Michael T. Crotty


Over two decades of airline flight data for the Raleigh-Durham International airport (RDU) are examined. Visualizingthe data reveals that there are multiple phases of air traffic activity at RDU, corresponding to the transition from beingan American Airlines hub airport to being a non-hub airport serving a greater variety of airlines. The changing patternsinvolve the daily number of flights as well as the locations of the reciprocal flights flying in and out of RDU. An analysisof arrival and departure delay data is also presented.



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