ACI World has worked with World Business Partner Redwater Consulting Group to develop a Static Capacity Tool which assists airports in terminal planning to increase capacity as the global recovery from the pandemic continues.

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The tool helps airports to:

Evaluate the level of process points and equipment needed throughout the airport passenger journey
Assess queue lengths and queue time
Discern any stress or breaking points

The tool provides a simple method for evaluating any additional space or queuing requirements needed as a result of COVID-19 physical distancing measures and the impact of adding more process points to address additional health checks that have been introduce at many airports.

The tool is user friendly and not complex, allowing non-technical airport employees to make use of the model through simple inputs and a painless user interface in order to assist airports in providing an efficient, safe, and seamless passenger experience.

The tool focuses on terminal process points including:

Check-in (online, bagdrop, traditional desks)
Security
Emigration and immigration
Boarding
Baggage reclaim

It uses average cycle times throughout each process point to generate an overall queue time for that process point.