AREN'T AIRPORT PLANNERS FORGETTING ABOUT TRANSFERS?
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.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
- Rusconi-Clerici, I
- Publication Date: 1976-1
- Pagination: 143 p.
- TRT Terms: Airport planning; Airports; Costs; Gates; Intermodal terminals; Passengers; Peak hour traffic; Piers (Supports); Piers (Wharves); Structural design; Transfers; Transportation; Walking distance
- Uncontrolled Terms: Airport design; Passenger loads
- Old TRIS Terms: Terminal design
- Subject Areas: Terminals and Facilities; Transportation (General);
- 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