Anudeep Arora, Sam Landoulsi, Lalit Yadav
A delayed flight causes major financial losses to airline companies, airports, and travelers. For instance, expenses incurred by a traveler for accommodation and food due to flight delays and/or missed connections together with time lost and being away from home. This can result in a decrease in air travel demand from existing and potential customers for an airline because travelers bank on efficient service quality and performance. Impact of delays can translate into productivity slowdown, indirectly affecting the economy and stunting GDP. Keeping this in mind, our aim is to build a classifier model to answer the following question:
● Given a 4-hour period horizon, will a flight be delayed by more than 15 minutes?
● Our target audience is airline companies, as according to the Federal Aviation Administration, the total flight delays cost is $22 billion yearly.