Airport World - Andy Lee, Jordan Roos & Karst Smit

Landrum & Brown’s Andy Lee, Jordan Roos and Karst Smit consider ways of shortening walking distances and passenger journey times through airport terminals.

Airport terminal typologies have evolved over the decades to respond to market, regulatory and technological developments.

Besides the evolution of aircraft dimensions, the two biggest events, deregulation and 9/11, led to the complete reconfiguration of some of the world’s larger commercial airports.

While all these changes occurred in response to real demands, the rush to address these challenges had the unintended consequence of increasing the distance and time passengers need to travel through airports.

This not only includes the cavernous gap between the kerb and gate for O&D passengers, but even the distances between the gates themselves for connecting passengers

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