Every time I see airports around the world, I notice that many of them have a lot of different layouts (obviously) but which is more efficient?
Here are the options:
- There are airports that have one long central terminal split into concourses; usually in between two or more runways (Hong Kong and Miami are good examples)
- There are airports which have the terminals outside of all the runways. (Toronto-Pearson, and Boston-Logan are good examples)
- There are airports which have all terminals separated into concourses stretched along the airfield (Atlanta, Denver, and London’s Terminal 5 are good examples)
Are one of these options the most efficient for airports or is it just up to the airport designers? I believe option 1 seems to be the most efficient because it’s used in some of the world’s busiest airports