The Application of Transportation Methods of PT Lion Air by Using Vogel’s Method and Zero Suffix Method

Fitri Maya Puspita, Putra BJ Bangun, Ayen Ruth Barus


The purpose of this paper is to assist the airlines in terms of minimizing the waiting time of aircraft to optimize the scheduling of flights by using the method of transportation, namely Vogel’s method and Zero Suffix method. Then, both methods will be compared and selected the best method that minimizes waiting time on air. Vogel’s method has a principle that is to choose  the smallest cost price of first and second in each row and column and then calculate the difference between the the smallest cost price of first and second in each row and column. Zero Suffix method is one method of developing new transportation, the uniqueness of this method is to have a suffix value which is the sum of the entries are close to zero entry of the large number of entries which is close to zero entry in addition to other zero entries. From the results obtained in this paper, the Vogel’s method obtain the total waiting time of 450 minutes on Pekanbaru to and from Jakarta routes flights, whereas with zero suffix method, waiting time gained as much as 630 minutes at Pekanbaru to and from Jakarta service flights. It can be concluded that the Vogel’s method is more efficient than Zero Suffix method to optimize waiting time on air.

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