TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT POLICIES AT A MAJOR AIRPORT

This paper discusses existing traffic management policies in use at major airports, both overseas and in Australia. It describes the London airports' use of various elements of peak pricing, and the u.s. Approach of regulation and negotiation between users. Management procedures currently exist at several major Australian airports for international airlines and at Sydney for general aviation (to a limited extent). The two alternative approaches to management are then further developed. The airport authorities can impose a surcharge at peak periods, in the best traditions of classical economics, and hope that those flights with lower surplus values will automatically reschedule themselves to the less congested periods. Alternatively a maximum number of movements can be set by an outside body, and the airlines then decide themselves how these should be allocated between airlines. The likely effects at Sydney of adopting either of these two approaches are discussed and compared. (A). The number of the covering abstract is IRRD no. 227882.

  • Corporate Authors:

    VICTORIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

    MELBOURNE,    
  • Authors:
    • AMOS, P F
    • BULLOCK, R G
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM