Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Airside Vs. Landside Concourses  
User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

Why might an airport want an airside councourse (terminal whatever) rather than a landside one? It just seems more of an inconvenience to me to have to walk under some tunnel or take a train just to get to the gates...here at MIA, while not the greatest of airports, things are simple because all (ok E) the concourses are like piers (some airports call them that). Now, with concourse E....its a pain (not a major one but still one nonetheless..) to take the stupid train out there. Why not just have 1 extended concourse? A lot of airpots in the US have airside terminals (I can think of SEA, ORD, MCO, TPA, CVG, PIT, ATL, DEN, MIA, IAD) plus tons in Europe/Asia....To jump to the point, my main question is, what are the advantages of each? Is airside much safer? Thanks...

MIA777


MIA777
2 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1363 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

Actually, TPA has a short walking distance from the parking garage to the gate, provided one doesn't pace up and down in the on-average 45 second train ride. What benefits this short walking distance is that the main short-term garage is right above the main landside terminal, so all that is involved is the walk to the elevators to take one to the landside terminal. According to the airport homepage, the typical walking distance is 1000 feet.

Pier-designed terminals do indeed have a short walking distance, provided there are moving sidewalks that people can ride on, which MIA lacks at Concourse G. I do not know if there are moving sidewalks at the other concourses.

Theoretically, linear-designed terminals, like MCI, have the shortest walking distance to the gate.

One can write an epistle on this subject, as there is also the issue of whether hardstanding aircraft and transporting passengers via a bus can cancel walking distances.


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

As for Atlanta have a 5 concourses there, by A, B, C, D and E. That's is very busiest hub at the Delta and AirTran, too. That is alot's of the crowd into the ATL airport and that is easier connection of the hub by Delta and AirTran and also, that is alot of the internationa flight are coming in from Atlantic flight of Europe, Asia, Latin American and Caribbean, too. So hope this is your helps. Thanks!!

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Are CMH Concourses Connected Airside? posted Tue May 15 2007 09:22:55 by DL4EVR
Spirit Vs. American posted Sat May 12 2007 23:05:32 by Miafll
Airbus Vs. Boeing Flaps posted Sat May 12 2007 02:59:05 by B777A340Fan
VS Talks To LH About BD posted Thu May 10 2007 10:02:20 by Kiwiandrew
Electra Vs. Jet Turnarounds posted Thu May 10 2007 07:04:32 by Uscgc130
Aloha's Vs Southwest's 737 NGs posted Wed May 9 2007 22:36:30 by LAHAINA
What Is SK's Thoughts On The A340 Vs Their 767's? posted Sat May 5 2007 20:34:40 by Flybynight
SQ Seat Info Vs Seat Guru's posted Sat May 5 2007 12:04:50 by Trent1000
My Disappointment With VS posted Fri May 4 2007 04:12:42 by Ayubogg
B739ER Vs A321? posted Thu May 3 2007 12:23:03 by Albird87
VS Opposition To IAG /BD Acquisition Question. posted Sun Jan 22 2012 05:32:45 by mikey72
Master's Degree VS. Becoming An Airline Pilot posted Thu Jan 19 2012 16:33:51 by Eightball
Black Vs. White Airplane Livery? posted Thu Jan 19 2012 03:04:27 by metalinyoni
VS To Block IAG posted Mon Jan 16 2012 01:06:38 by Nomik
VS & AA 787's To SJC? posted Tue Jan 10 2012 16:14:04 by olddominion727
Plane Size On Transatlantic Flights: US Vs Europe posted Mon Jan 9 2012 04:38:18 by Norwegian737
USA Vs. EU ETS posted Sun Jan 8 2012 10:22:15 by AeroBlogger
United Vs DC9's posted Sat Jan 7 2012 23:44:41 by olddominion727
TPA Expansion/Reno For Airside F posted Fri Jan 6 2012 14:20:37 by n92r03