Overview of the Influence of Level of Service on the Airport Passenger Terminal Capacity

  • Jelena Pivac Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
  • Igor Štimac Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
  • Andrija Vidović Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
  • Karmela Boc Rudolf Perešin Aviation Technical School
Keywords: airport, airport passenger terminal, level of service (LoS), airport passenger terminal capacity, airport terminal facilities, optimisation


Establishing the desired quality of service (QoS) of the airport passenger terminal in order to improve operational performance is a challenge for every air-port. Recent international research indicates a gradual recovery in air transport and, accordingly, the need to develop additional transport infrastructure. If the pas-senger terminal design in terms of infrastructure and operational capacity is not approached correctly, the level of service provided to passengers may decline. This research will focus on how the IATA Level of Ser-vice (LoS), which is provided to airport users can con-tribute to the optimisation of the level of service of the passenger terminal. Additionally, the impact of level of service on passenger terminal capacity assessment in relation to the diversity of air carrier business model will be analysed. Since there is no common link to uni-formly describe and solve this problem, this paper will review the relevant literature in the field of passenger terminal capacity research and will analyse different approaches to solving this problem with the aim to de-velop a new unified concept in observing and optimising the capacity of the airport passenger terminal taking into account the types of air carrier business models.

Author Biography

Jelena Pivac, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences




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Pivac J, Štimac I, Vidović A, Boc K. Overview of the Influence of Level of Service on the Airport Passenger Terminal Capacity . Promet [Internet]. 2022Dec.2 [cited 2024Jun.21];34(6):863-79. Available from: http://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/4203