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A passenger's perspective of surface access issues at a UK regional airport: a case study of Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield

Ryley, Tim J., Zanni, Alberto M. (2015) A passenger's perspective of surface access issues at a UK regional airport: a case study of Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. International Journal of Aviation Management, 2 (3/4). ISSN 1755-9901. E-ISSN 1755-991X. (doi:10.1504/IJAM.2015.072383) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:86896)

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Abstract

For environmental reasons, there is a need to reduce surface access journeys by private car, particularly 'drop-off/pick-up' trips, and to increase public transport usage. This paper examines surface access issues at the UK regional airport of Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (RHADS), using data from an airport survey of 438 passengers. Most respondents were holiday makers travelling to-and-from RHADS by car, either via drop-off/pick-up or their own vehicle. There were five distinct passenger groups generated from cluster analysis of the attitudinal statements and the surface access mode chosen. Apart from the public transport supporters segment, the groups strongly favoured car-based surface access travel, particularly car-loving socialites and the practical drop-offs. A lack of willingness amongst passengers to change away from car travel and towards public transport for surface access journeys was identified, making it very difficult for airports to reduce the environmental impact of such trips.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1504/IJAM.2015.072383
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Alberto Zanni
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2021 17:47 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 11:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/86896 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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