Accession Number : AD0772471

Title :   Texas Airport Systems Plan - Air Passenger Demand Model: Model Test and Evaluation,


Personal Author(s) : Foster,Ralph E.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The Texas Airport System Plan (TASP) is intended to identify locations where facility deficiencies are anticipated in the airport system of the State of Texas and to develop alternative courses of action designed to prevent the potential deficiencies. A deficiency is identified when, at some future time within the planning horizon, demand upon a facility exceeds its capacity. Total demand has been divided into three areas--commercial air passenger, cargo, and general aviation--which have been forecasted for planning subdivisions of the State. Forecasts of commercial air passenger demand have been prepared through the use of a complex model. The purpose of this report is to present the rationale for the selection of the methodology employed in the design and development of the Air Passenger Demand Model, to review the procedures used to test and calibrate the model, and to evaluate the model and the forecasts which it produces.

Descriptors :   *Forecasting, *Economics, *Texas, *Air transportation, Travel, Passenger aircraft, Air traffic, Mathematical models, Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE