REDUCING WALKING DISTANCES AT EXISTING AIRPORTS

Appropriate gate allocation to shorten walking distances for passengers at airport terminals is proposed, with the emphasis on making the most effective use of existing facilities. An analysis of gate allocation procedures at a terminal of the Toronto, Canada International Airport over a period of several years was performed; various categories of passenger flow, such as arriving, departing, domestic, foreign and transferring were studied. It was found that the average walking distance for passengers could be reduced by as much as 57% through effective management of gate scheduling. Maximum walking distances established by the reference manual of the International Air Transport Association are also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bauverlag GmbH

    Wittelbacherstrasse 10
    6200 Wiesbaden,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Braaksma, J P
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

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  • Accession Number: 00180183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM