Airport Capacity

Guide technique
Accès : Gratuit

With the continuous increase in global air traffic over the last few decades (3.7 billion passengers transported in 2016 worldwide), the problem of the network's capacity and therefore its infrastructure has become a major challenge. Without a policy to accompany this growth, the saturation of the entire system is inevitable in the long run.


The objective of this guide is to address the question of an airport's capacity by considering it as a whole complex system. This guide covers the definition of the concept itself, then discusses the elements that influence it, and presents the methods available to evaluate it and the means that can be implemented to improve it.

Also available in french.

Date de publication
septembre 2020

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