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Abstract

The following study will investigate an airline’s efficiency when given more control of their resources at an airport. Several departing flights from a less restrictive facility are investigated and compared to those that are more controlled. John F. Kennedy Airport was the experimental group and non-JFK airports were the control group. Each group of departures consists of 90 flights. Mathematical analysis was done using a 2 sample hypothesis t test. This was completed using an average of the delays for each flight to calculate the final data point. It was determined that there was no statistically significant difference between the experimental group and the control group. However, it is noteworthy to mention that the delay time was on average lower at one of the busiest airports where JetBlue Airways is allowed more freedom of operation compared to other facilities.

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