Now that I got 1.2 out...kamnet wrote:And if that's the case, I like the bottom airport you laid out in your previous post.
Getting back to Indy airport...
So I analyzed the taxi flow through the airport.
It is going to be very expensive taxi wise to do a conventional parallel landing like the other airports.
So I propose an alternative...
The top 2 pics show the conventional layout.
Bottom 2 show an alternative.
Here are some numbers... ( I only focus on passengers since their time is way more valuable than cargo.)
Conventional Runway to Terminal for all paths is 224 taxi tiles. Average is 8.6 tiles.
Alternative Runway to Terminal for all paths is 201 taxi tiles. Average is 7.7 tiles.
Only a 10% savings... So not worth it for landings alone...
Conventional Terminal to Takeoff for all paths is 265 taxi tiles. Average is 10.2 tiles.
Alternative Terminal to Takeoff for all paths is 163 taxi tiles. Average is 6.3 tiles.
About a 40% savings. Well worth it for that.
The only gotcha with the alternative is landings for R2 and R4 cross taxi spots for R1 and R3.
So I would have to put reservations on landing for that.
Probably lose somewhere around 5% performance. Takeoffs would be unaffected by it.
I would put a higher loss on it, but R2 and R4 are going to be used more for takeoffs anyway.
Especially R2. Since there is only 1 Takeoff order, all the internal terminals will have to be directed to one takeoff runway. In this case R2.
Anyway, let me know what you think!!