Int. J. of Aviation Management   »   2013 Vol.2, No.1/2

 

 

Title: Determining factors in airport baggage claim level of service

 

Authors: Giovanna Miceli Ronzani Borille; Anderson Ribeiro Correia

 

Addresses:
Department of Air Transportation, Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Praca Marechal Eduardo Gomes 50, 2137, Vila das Acácias, 12.228-901, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
Department of Air Transportation, Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Praca Marechal Eduardo Gomes 50, 2137, Vila das Acácias, 12.228-901, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil

 

Abstract: The focus of this paper is to investigate arrival processing facilities at airports under different scenarios. A simulation model was developed and the international arrivals areas at Rio de Janeiro International Airport, Brazil, were selected as case studies, where 100 passengers were scrutinised at the arrival components. The validation of the model was conducted in comparison with real system results. Nine combinations of conveyor belt dimensions, waiting time at the baggage claim area, the percentage of passengers with two bags, and the number of passport control desks were tested. The results indicate that the level of service offered could be significantly improved by managerial decisions related to the number of passport control desks and baggage loading at the carousel.

 

Keywords: airports; passenger terminals; arrival activities; level of service; LOS; simulation; design of experiments; DOE; passenger baggage claim; arrival processing facilities; international arrivals; airport arrivals; Brazil; conveyor belt dimensions; waiting time; passenger bags; bag numbers; passport control desks; baggage loading; decision making.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJAM.2013.053049

 

Int. J. of Aviation Management, 2013 Vol.2, No.1/2, pp.66 - 79

 

Available online: 03 Apr 2013

 

 

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