THE AIRPORT. ACCESS BY AIR AND LAND
This symposium considered problems which are centered on the airport: on its setting, its location and its role. They are related to the characteristics of the air transportation industry and can be defined under six main headings: congestion, distance, number of airports, environment, cost and role. Congestion before and after the airport. The saturation of airspace and the congestion of surface links affect air transport in terms of time, regularity and financial costs. Compared with other transport media, they may also create a handicap if urban, suburban and regional extensions are not adequately drained and irrigated by convenient services. The dispersion of points and zones involved adds to the complexity. The increasing distance between cities and airports which are cut off from their economic and demographic context and lose in efficiency and integration in daily life what they gain from the technical viewpoint. An environment effected by disturbances - particularly noise -which are tolerated less and less. Increasing the number of airports, either to serve major cities or equip a region or country: diversification gives obvious advantages but poses problems concerning traffic distribution, operation and frequencies, investment and land acquisition.
- Presented at the 5th ITA Symposium.
Institute Transport Aerien4 rue de Solferino
Paris (7e), France
- Publication Date: 1972
- Pagination: 190 p.
- TRT Terms: Airport access; Airport capacity; Airport noise; Airport operations; Airport planning; Airports; Costs; Environment; Landside capacity; Location; Traffic congestion
- Candidate Terms: Airport congestion
- Old TRIS Terms: Airport location
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Finance; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00155613
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM