I will aim to get a few pictures of the developments so far in the next few days.
What is happening to T1, in the grand scheme of things?
I've no idea how much an average multi storey car park costs to build but as you say, it is a major revenue stream for airports.
More Multi Storeys will be needed, as currently the T2 long stay and staff west car parks are under the apron in that shot.
Also, the 2 'Jetparks' car parks to the left of the image will be swallowed up by airport city the one more central to the image has already gone), so, as available land gets eaten up, just like in cities, you have to build vertically rather than horizontally.
if day-return flyers park on site, rather than being dropped off and then being picked up; airport access routes only need to carry half the number of road trips for those passengers.But by far the greatest use of taxis are private hire vehicles booked
direct by passengers. Together with passengers being picked up or
dropped off by friends or relatives, these ’kiss and fly’ trips amount to
over 50% of passenger journeys. Convenience, price and availability
at all hours are key influences on passenger choice. They are the
largest component of our road traffic, as every return air trip generates
four car trips. This is double the amount of car trips compared with
parking on-site, and thus adds to congestion and increased CO2
emissions. Managing ‘kiss and fly’ is a key issue at many airports
across the UK. Our target is to reduce kiss and fly use both by
improving and widening the range of public transport alternatives and
by making on-site parking a competitive and convenient option.
I hope short-stay means more than a couple of days as you would guess 50% of travel through Manchester is 1 or 2 week leisure flights?
Interesting about time the anti-car issue was tackled and provision of ample, cheap on-site parking would be a boon to most travellers? I hate ordering taxis and letting any Tom, Dick & Harry know we are away for 2 weeks.