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How to increase efficiency and capacity in a single runway airport? Study of the case: Viracopos Campinas Airport-VCP

Abstract : The Viracopos-Campinas International Airport (ICAO code: SBKP, IATA code: VCP) is an international airport in the city of Campinas, in São Paulo State. The airport settled in a region of the leading technological, logistical, and economic development. The Viracopos Cargo Terminal was elected in 2017 the second-best in the World by ACE (Air Cargo Excellence Awards) in the category up to 400 thousand tons/year and is one of the most agile and safe in Brazil. Viracopos has a new and modern passenger terminal with a capacity of 25 million people per year. Viracopos has verified growth in passengers handled since 2008, with the start of operations of Azul Airlines. In 2012, the airport was conceded to Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos to manage, expand and modernize the airport complex for 30 years. In the first year of private operation, the airport transported 8.8 million passengers from the old terminal. In 2014, there were almost 10 million, and in 2019 Viracopos reached 10.5 million passengers after a prolonged recession in Brazil's economy. The airport always seek a continuous and constant growth of passengers and cargo. However, in 2020 the COVID19 pandemic devastated the aviation industry, generating economic loss due to passengers and aircraft movements' downturn. More than ever, improve operations efficiency and capacity is one of the way outs for the crises. This study aims to understand the VCP terminal airspace procedures, runway configuration, apron configuration, operations characteristics and study best practices applied in the single-runway global benchmark. After that, make recommendations to possible improvements in approach and departure procedure and airside processes and infrastructure to increase operations efficiency and runway throughput in VCP.
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Bruno Fonseca Reis. How to increase efficiency and capacity in a single runway airport? Study of the case: Viracopos Campinas Airport-VCP. Other. 2021. ⟨dumas-03727848⟩



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