An exploratory examination of additional ground access trips generated by airport ‘meeter-greeters’

Show simple item record Budd, Tom 2016-08-05T08:45:30Z 2016-08-05T08:45:30Z 2016-04-24
dc.identifier.citation Thomas Budd, An exploratory examination of additional ground access trips generated by airport ‘meeter-greeters’, Journal of Air Transport Management, Volume 53, June 2016, Pages 242-251 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 0969-6997
dc.description.abstract A significant share of airport passengers are accompanied to and/or from the airport by friends and relatives to wave them off or greet them when they land. At some airports the number of these ‘meeter-greeters’ can be substantial, which can have important ground access planning, economic and environmental implications for the airport operator. Yet this group have received comparatively little attention in either the academic or industry literature. Consequently, to some extent ‘meeter-greeters’ have remained something of a ‘hidden’ element of ground access user. In an attempt to address this, the paper uses secondary data analysis of the UK CAA Passenger Survey Report to explore ‘meeter-greeters’ at five UK airports; Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted and Luton. Focus is given to assessing the scale of ‘meeter-greeter’ journeys and the role of a passenger's trip purpose (business/leisure) and resident status (resident/non-resident) in this process. A key finding from the analysis relates to the disproportionate impact of multi-person trips, where a number of different ‘meeter-greeters’ accompany a passenger to the airport. The implications of these findings are discussed and a number of recommendations for decision makers proposed. Namely, it is suggested that airport monitoring and assessment procedures should incorporate a measure of the additional trip generation by ‘meeter-greeters’ in order to present a more complete picture of the number of people accessing/egressing an airport. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Ground access en_UK
dc.subject Meeter-greeters en_UK
dc.subject Airports en_UK
dc.subject Environment en_UK
dc.title An exploratory examination of additional ground access trips generated by airport ‘meeter-greeters’ en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK
dc.identifier.cris 3400006

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