Analyzing airport capacity by simulation: a Mexican case study

Catya Zuniga Alcaraz, Miguel Mujica Mota, Alfonsa Herrera García

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)
553 Downloads (Pure)


Air transportation has grown in an unexpected way during last decades and is expected to increase even more in the next years. Traffic growth tendencies forecast an expansion in the demand and greater aviation connectivity, but also higher workload to the different airspace users, especially for airport and services. Therefore, it is essential to employ strategies designed to use efficiently valuable corporate resource. Airport authorities around the world are investing in large capital projects, including new or improved runways, terminal expansions, and entirely new airports. However, this effort is sometimes limited due to their geographic location. In this work, two main objectives are pursued: first, to highlight the importance of the industry by exposing the current situation and future trends all over the world focusing in the Mexican industry; and second, to introduce a simulation model which can be used as a decision making tool for the upcoming demand. The analysis of the scenarios illustrates how to develop strategies to cope with the different airspace user's needs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of research on military, aeronautical, and maritime logistics and operations
EditorsAlberto Ochoa-Zezzatti, Jons Sanchez , Miguel Gaston Cedillo-Campos
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9781466697805
ISBN (Print)9781466697799
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


Dive into the research topics of 'Analyzing airport capacity by simulation: a Mexican case study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this