The problems of airport and air service access are discussed. Airport access, primarily an urban transportation system problem, is investigated using data obtained from the Cleveland-Hopkins Airport Access Study and other surveys. The nature of airport access and of passenger behavior with regard to it is studied to determine what governmental policies might be appropriate. Airport access is a subset of air service access; attention to problems of the latter can improve service for the air passenger. The study investigates two aspects of the air service access problem: air network configuration and the use of satellite airports. Using aggregate delay time as a measure of effectiveness, the most efficient network appears to be one in which traffic is concentrated, reducing network connectivity. Satellite or reliever fields will be used significantly by air carriers with some form of governmental control.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • de Neufville, R
    • Wilson, N
    • Moore III, H
    • Gelerman, W
    • Landau, U
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 155 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NR72-35 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-309
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1981 12:00AM