T1 and T2 as Hub System. Improvement of the connections
Tutor / director / evaluatorGonzález González, José
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessRestricted access - author's decision
The following report contains infrastructural options to enhance the efficiency of the prospective Frankfurt Airport (FRA) Star Alliance-DLH Hub. This hub is located in the northern terminal complex of the airport area and it is intended to remain there. Firstly, an analysis of the current and planned development for passenger facilities in FRA has been produced in order to understand the passenger terminal system. A remarkable result is that there are more than 45 security and passport checkpoints in FRA. Secondly, benchmarks and trending airport guidelines were brought together to define what could foment the efficiency in FRA hub. Thirdly, several infrastructural actions were elaborated. They are gathered in Scenarios for the Medium-Term Planning (6-10 years) and Terminal Replacement Concepts for the Long-Term Planning (+15 years). On the one hand, the Medium-Term Scenarios are suggested so that T2 is integrated together with T1, in that the two terminals hub system does not cause any discomfort to the Star Alliance airlines or to the passengers. On the other hand, Long-Term planning is focused on Replacement Concepts for T1. T2 comprises only a 12.6 MAP, which is not sufficient for the demand forecasted in the long term. The planning has been elaborated for an ultimate development of the T1 area, in other words, the maximum capacity that could be generated given the selected domain. Finally, the aforementioned proposals have been evaluated according to the efficiency targets. The purpose of this was to determine the utility and priority of each suggested framework. The evaluation of the study concluded that it's time for FRA to bet on the future T1 Replacement Plan since there is no Renewal that offers a similar grade of efficiency and allows for a future sustainable development in order to attract a new generation of airlines.