Quantifying the Impact of Re-Categorization at the San Diego International Airport 2018-01-1920
Successfully safe and efficient airports are an attribute of prosperous economies of the countries the airports reside in. Entities such as the government, airlines, and airports themselves all have incentive to continually develop a more sophisticated air travel system. Within this complex system, runway capacity and utilization at airports have significant impact on system performance. This study quantifies the impact of re-categorization on airport throughput at San Diego International Airport. In this project, the single runway of San Diego, SAN, will undergo simulation analysis with objectives to maximize system productivity without compromising safety or cost associated with the areas the changes are made. Considering the ability to identify sub optimal capacity utilization and how adjustments to landing and takeoff times can increase efficiency. The main objectives will be to maximize airport efficiency while minimizing delay cost for airlines.