Prediction of Airline Delays– A Survey

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Airline delays cause the most economic impact on both airlines and passengers. There are many factors which affect the airline delays such as inclement weather conditions, miscommunications, check-in delays, congestion in air traffic, fueling, security issues, mechanical problems etc. The most common cause of airline delays is due to irregular signal delivery from source or destination and this can be predicted by using data mining algorithms. India’s domestic flight data was extracted and used to train the model. To balance the unstable training data, sampling techniques such as SMOTE is applied. The k-Nearest-Neighbors is applied to build the models which can predict the flight delays and also the nearest location for landing of the aircraft safely.

Keywords: improved KNN Algorithm, decision tree, Naïve-Bayes, Decision Trees, Airline delay Prediction System.


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