In recent years, Naples International Airport has been labelled as one of Europe’s fastest growing airports after recording substantial growth of between 5-10 million passengers a year. One Works’ masterplan therefore represents an update of the existing Airport Development Plan with the aim of verifying and aligning the capacity of the airport system with the growth of passenger traffic.
In line with the new traffic forecasts, the updated Airport Development Plan of the Napoli Airport has been updated with the following guiding principles underlying the previous plan:
The masterplan verified and assessed, in detail, the sizing of all the main components including: the new landside access roads; the relative passenger parking areas; the airside infrastructure and the passenger terminal.
The passenger terminal represents a key element in the configuration of the new masterplan of Naples and will see a significant increase in capacity thanks to the planned expansions of the boarding areas and other functional subsystems.
As mentioned before, the main goal of the study was to achieve the maximum optimisation of surfaces and operational processes of the passenger terminal, following the IATA recommendations. In order achieved this, a great deal of attention was given to reduce the expansion volumes, in order to reduce the developments environmental impacts and economic investments.
Analysis of the new ‘forecourt’ was not only focused on the parking areas intended for loading and unloading passengers and baggage at the airport, but also considered the existing road infrastructures. This was to ensure that the qualitative analysis of the internal road traffic (drop-off / pick-up lanes) was considered as an impact to the broader analysis of the road systems connected to the city, which in the short term, will also be impacted by the completion of the new underground metro line.