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9: Airports

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    The aim of this chapter is to give a brief overview of airports, a fundamental infrastructure to facilitate intermodal transportation. Section 9.1 is devoted to provide a brief overview of airports’ history, introducing their naming nomenclature, describing the variables that potentially affect the demand of air transportation. The Master Plan, the set of official documents for the design and development of an airport, is described in Section 9.2. Section 9.3 is devoted to provide a description of the configuration of a modern airport, including air-side and land-side elements. Finally, Section 9.4 analyzes airport operations. Some introductory aspects suitable for this type of course can be consulted in Franchini et al. [2]. Two thorough references on the matter are De Neufville and Odoni [1], García Cruzado [3].

    9: Airports is shared under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Manuel Soler Arnedo via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.

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