Date of Award

Spring 2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Technology Leadership and Innovation

First Advisor

Kathryne Newton

Committee Chair

Kathryne Newton

Committee Member 1

Mary Johnson

Committee Member 2

Mathias Sutton


Aside from a safe flight, airline passengers expect to arrive to their destination on time. With an abundance of flights in the United States arriving late each day, it has yet to be determined if the airport's layout plays a role. This research looks at four common runway configuration types at hub and non-hub airports to determine if runway configurations affect arrival delays. A two-way ANOVA is conducted comparing the means of the on-time arrival percentage between airports exhibiting each of the four runway configurations as well as hub and non-hub airport status. The results determine if any or none of the runway configurations and hub types have the greatest influence on arrival delays.