Effects of passenger characteristics and terminal layout on airport retail revenue: an agent-based simulation approach

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

This paper examines the effect of passenger characteristics and terminal layout on airport retail revenue using an agent-based simulation approach. Simulation results show that passenger mix (that is, the mix of shopper types according to a typology of airport shoppers) has a profound effect on airport retail revenue; the larger the number of ‘shopping lovers’ there are among passengers, the higher the airport retail revenue. Results also reveal that group travel can lead to negative effects on retail in certain terminal layouts, and that the amount of free dwell time that a passenger has can affect spending due to less retail engagement. This paper shows a combined effect of passenger characteristics and terminal layout on airport retail revenue, and discusses the implications of these results for future airport terminal design that aims to maximise retail potential. © 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Publisher

Routledge

Creator

Wu, Cheng-Lung, et al.

Sponsor

Citation

Wu, C.-L., & Chen, Y. (2019). Effects of passenger characteristics and terminal layout on airport retail revenue: an agent-based simulation approach. Transportation Planning and Technology, 42(2), 167-186. doi:10.1080/03081060.2019.1565163

Identifier

3081060

Type

text

Category

Journal Article

Language (ISO)

en_US

Subject (LLC)

TA