Airport location in multiple airport regions (MARs) : the role of land and airside accessibility
Faculty of Applied Economics
Institute for Transport en Maritime Management (ITMMA)
Journal of transport geography. - London
, p. 98-110
University of Antwerp
This paper approaches the airport location problem as a function of accessibility considerations. First, a structural equation model is established to find the relationship between the size of an airport catchment area and its flight network scale. Landside and airside accessibilities are measured by the qualities and costs of surface transportation and flight networks. The two accessibilities are combined to form a regional air transportation accessibility profile, which can be used as a criterion to evaluate airport locations at a macro-planning level. Finally, the scenarios of airport locations in terms of small and large areas are analyzed using two regional case studies in China. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.