Adam Decaire

Southwest Airlines

Managing Director, Network Planning

Adam is the Managing Director of Network Planning for Southwest Airlines. His primary responsibilities include all network aspects from the development of capacity through schedule creation, publication and execution. Adam began his career at Southwest Airlines in 1996 and spent over four years in various operational roles before transitioning to the Network Planning department.

Decision Optimization in Network Planning at Southwest Airlines

This talk will provide an overview of Network Planning at Southwest Airlines. Adam will describe the history of Southwest’s in-house planning system and how operations have evolved to favor optimization. He will address how optimization is beneficial to an airline network, especially in domains like crew scheduling and revenue management.