Airport planning project underway

A new European project into integrating passenger flow at airports begins today.

The Integrated Multimodal Airport Operations for Efficient Passenger Flow Management project, IMHOTEP, has a goal that means travellers can reach their destination via the most efficient and sustainable combination of modes.

Modelling company Aimsun will will develop and calibrate a modelling tool that simulates the flows of passengers accessing and egressing the airport facilities, “reconstructing the door-to-kerb and kerb-to-door itineraries”.

The project will be validated through a set of case studies covering two airports serving different markets, namely the Palma de Mallorca and the London City.

Modelling covers decision-making by local transport authorities, traffic agencies, transport operators and mobility service providers, the development of new data collection, analysis and fusion methods, and predictive models and decision support tools able to anticipate the evolution of an airport’s passenger flows.


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