Analysis of the Salgado Filho Airport as a trip generator center

Análise do Aeroporto Salgado Filho como polo gerador de viagens

Airports are important Trip Generator Centers attracting a high number of trips on their land access ways. Inadequate dimensioning of access routes leads to delays and congestion increasing trip times for all. This study analyzed land trips at the entrance and exit of the Salgado Filho Airport in Porto Alegre on the weekday with the most intense traffic flows in a typical month. The data gathered was used to calculate trip generation rates relating the number of trips to the number of arriving and departing passengers, the number of aircraft taking off and landing and the area of the airport terminal buildings. The main study output was the daily trip generating rate – 1.73 land trips per passenger using that airport. The findings may help in the planning of other airports with similar characteristics, or even the expansion and improvements at the airport studied.


  • English
  • Portuguese

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01520426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 2014 11:13AM