Airports as Multimodal Interchange Nodes

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This ECMT Round Table features four papers: The European Market for Airline Transportation and Multimodalism, The Role of Airports in the Transport Chain, Airport Systems and Connectivity, and Airports as Multimodal Interchange Nodes - The Example of London Heathrow. These papers discuss how the requirements of ensuring efficient land transport connectivity depend on the market structure of the airline industry and its impact on the airport network.

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Airport Systems and Connectivity

European Conference of Ministers of Transport

By 2020, global passenger traffic will be two and a half times its current volume, growing at an annual average rate of 4.7 per cent. Freight tonne-kilometres will triple during the period, growing at an even more rapid annual 5.5 per cent. The active passenger fleet will increase by more than 80 per cent. In order to provide the required increase in capacity, the number of passenger aircraft in service will rise to 19 732 from 10 900 at the end of 2000. The active world freight fleet will grow to 3 338 aircraft from 1 540. The number of departures offered on existing and new passenger routes needs and environmental impacts.

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