Cost Considerations in Planning Pier Terminals

by E. S. Dada, Univ of Calgary,
S. C. Wirasinghe, (M.ASCE), Univ of Calgary,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Aviation Crossroads: Challenges in a Changing World


The deregulation of the air transport economy is gradually leading to the involvement of private developers in airport terminal financing. Even the airports run by government agencies are also seeking ways of spending the taxpayers money more efficiently. A well planned terminal is expected to provide an acceptable level of service to its users, and it must do so at a reasonable cost. This paper therefore, looks at some of the important costs involved in constructing, operating and using an airport, and how these costs affect the geometry of the terminal.

Subject Headings: Benefit cost ratios | Airport terminals | Piers | Airports and airfields | Financing | Construction management | Air transportation

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