The main deficiency in current terminal design methodology relates to the lack of empirically based information regarding passenger behavior and passenger requirements in airport terminals. This is exacerbated by tha fact that airport planners do not have an adequate model of passenger behavior. This paper describes a research program that has attempted to alleviate these problems. The basis of the research has been the development of a design procedure and rationale capable of explicity catering to the requirements of all terminal users. This approach will enable the airport planner to define levels of service to suit both the extent of passenger flow and the operational characteristics of the terminal. The central theme of the design methodology was the development of a set of linked analyticl queuing models that can act as a framework for interpreting the processing activities of terminal users. This approach was complemented by an extensive survey of pssenger behavior at an airport terminal. The survey was designed to both validate the modeling approach ans test some general hypotheses about how various passenger groups spend their time in airport terminals. The latter aspect is dealt with in a discussion of some of the design implications of observed passenger behavior. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 18-26
  • Monograph Title: Airport and air transport planning
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  • Accession Number: 00159711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025540
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM