In an effort to enhance airport efficiency globally, ACI World and ACI-North America have join forces and presented “Airport Capacity: Guidance on Airport Capacity Declaration.” This guidance document, developed in collaboration with Mott MacDonald Limited, provides clear guidelines in three key areas of airport operations: capacity assessment and declaration, governance and responsibilities, and capacity evaluation guidelines.
In an article published on ACI World’s blog, Philippe Villard, Vice President of Economic Policy at ACI-North America, and Franco Sartor, Manager of Policy Analysis at ACI World, underscore the importance of efficient airport operations and effective capacity utilization to enhance travelers’ experiences. This aspect becomes particularly crucial when demand far exceeds airport capacity.
What does the ACI Guide explains?
The document highlights fundamental principles shared in capacity assessment and declaration in airports with constraints. From capacity and service levels to objective capacity optimization and flexibility, all these aspects play a vital role in airport efficiency.
A crucial point addressed in the guidance is the significance of coordination and effective collaboration among all stakeholders at airports. Airports play a key role in successful capacity management, and the document outlines their responsibilities and the importance of consulting stakeholders to make final capacity declaration decisions.
Finally, the document provides detailed capacity evaluation guidelines tailored to the specific circumstances of each airport. Aspects such as runway capacity, apron capacity, terminal capacity, and environmental considerations are covered in detail.
How can you apply?
This resource represents a significant advancement for airports seeking to improve operations and deliver an exceptional experience to passengers. Interested in learning more? You can download this valuable guide for free at the following link and begin building a more efficient future in the aviation world.
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