A lot of research has been done to determine the size of airports. This includes the determination of airport capacity, runway capacity, check-in capacity and flight scheduling. Since the terminal buildings are the most expensive facilities, it can determine whether an airport is a financial feasible project or not. The main focus of this study will thus be on terminal buildings and their layout.
This document describes different methods to determine the size of passenger terminals, none of these have been tested for South African use. These methods will have to be tested and the student will have to determine which methods or techniques are better to use.
South Africa is hosting the soccer world cup in 2010. Virtual Buro is a subcontractor to get South African airports ready for this big event. They asked the student to analyse these methods and help get South African airports up to international standards.
This will be accomplished by looking at passenger flow, the layout of passenger terminal buildings, the different ways of determining capacity and Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2008.