Will Your Flights be Delayed?
Air travel has a significant role in shaping economies of states and this it is important to optimize every aspect of the flight cycle to increase the quality of airline’s services, especially, the consistent on-time departure of flights. However, due to multiple factors, airline flight delay is inevitable, and thus have to be accounted for by the airline company executives in order to optimize value to multiple stakeholders –from the shareholders to the customers. In this project, we seek to address the following question: can weather and airline data collected two hours before the scheduled departure time, predict whether the flight will be delayed 15 minutes or more? The models we developed in this project, predict the delay with an accuracy of $82%$.