Giant Sheds – a new view
The Aviation Industry is emerging from the recession as a different model. The quicker recovery of the low cost sector demonstrates that price is key. But what does this mean to the terminal as the budget airlines populate them further.
Segmentation of passengers has started through discretionary payment for fast track security, parking and lounges. But where does this ultimately lead to in terminals. Everything discretionary? Everything cost benefit analysed?
A tailored experience within a £1,000/msq core?
Can we dissolve the classic terminal into a place for different activities, check-in in the morning and event space in the evening? Prime airport functions are changing. Check-in, information and processing are increasingly being handled online and with discreet terminals. Traditional values of space for aviation related activities are decreasing. New faster more integrated infrastructure attracts others to benefit or co use facilities. These changes present challenges and opportunities for existing facilities and new build. This paper, initially presented at the Passenger Terminal EXPO 2009 in London presents some thoughts on how a diverse range of revenues may allow us to look differently at our Giant Sheds.