At major airports in several countries, the use of high- capacity aircraft and improved air traffic control systems has emphasized the constraints imposed on providing increased landside capacity. In some cases, adjacent development has prevented further expansion of passenger terminal facilities and contributed to the decision to build an additional airport to serve the same metropolitan area. This paper analyzes the airport landside functions and their relations and argues the need to assign priorities to each airport function in terms of access to the runway system. Lower priority uses should be assigned to remote areas of the airfield so that higher priority uses might expand into the vacated land close to the runways. Thus, land area is the fundamental factor in determining landside capacity. Where land is constrained, as in many metropolitan airports, effective expansion and more efficient use of the airport land area could be achieved through the use of remote and off-site land for certain functions that do not require access to the runway system. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 17-34
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  • Accession Number: 00131158
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  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM