and more accessible. Being the fastest mode of transport, air transport has a huge impact on commercial activities for both passengers and freight with special emphasis to high value commodities and perishable goods.
Airports are obviously a crucial link in the chain of the air transport and act as a gateway for people and packages besides providing the necessary logistic support to the system.
The efficiency of the airport is a key factor for the business strategies of air transport companies which organisation, service distribution, time schedule and also tariffs are deeply influenced by the performance of the terminals.
Under this framework and considering the pressure of the air traffic growth worldwide, the airport facilities conception and design should aim at generating competitive advantages at both regional and global level.