Optimal Supply of Parking at Airports

by Massoud Javid,
Prianka N. Seneviratne,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Aviation Crossroads: Challenges in a Changing World


The design capacity of parking facilities at airports is generally estimated in relation to one or more standard decision variable such as enplaning passengers, number of employees, and total passenger movements. Although this proportionate method is simple and straightforward, the likelihood of over or under designing is high due to uncertainties in the decision variables. Large deviations of demand from supply can have substantial financial implications in the case of airports because of the significant portion of revenue generated by parking and the high cost of construction and maintenance of facilities. Data from the Salt lake city International Airport (SLCIA) is used to demonstrate the uncertainty in passenger volume estimates and the resulting deviations of expected demand from the supply of parking.

Subject Headings: Parking facilities | Airports and airfields | Passengers | Uncertainty principles | Traffic models | Vehicles | Traffic volume | Utah | United States

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