The primary function of any major transport terminal is to handle interchanging passenger movements in an efficient and cost effective manner with minimum passenger delay and congestion. The floor space required in developing a terminal is mainly related to the forecast passenger demand and the design space standards per passenger. The forecast passenger demand is usually disaggregated to a design hour. This design hour needs to be understood in the context of the peakiness of the daily passenger demand throughout the year. Empirical guidelines for dealing with peakiness and the effects on space demand cannot easily assess the effect of new processes, new process philosophies such as for European Union passengers and new aircraft sizes. Detailed simulations, as with the ARRIVE and DEPART models, allow the effect of these issues to be studied and incorporated in terminal planning. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 879900.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 129-40

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  • Accession Number: 00724096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-286-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM