This study presents an analysis of the effectiveness of various passenger terminal designs for airports in satisfying different kinds of passenger loads and mixes of traffic. Special attention is given, throughout the study, to three types of design, gate-arrival, pier-finger and transporter. These designs are compared in terms of passenger walking distances, in-terminal time and total costs, subject to loads involving difference in the degree of peaks of traffic and the percentage of transfers. The study indicates a method, based on data publicly available, for computing total, on-line and off-line transfer rates at US airport hubs and Canada airports. Some figures of transfer rates obtained by means of this method are also presented. The results of the comparison between these three types of terminals indicate that the relative effectivenesses of the different designs depend upon the peakness of traffic and upon the percentages of transfer passengers the terminals are serving.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Rusconi-Clerici, I
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • Pagination: 143 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM