WIT Press


Modeling Travel Choice Behavior Of Airport Employees For Commuting To Work At Dubai International Airport, UAE

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP160481

Volume

210

Pages

13

Page Range

577 - 589

Published

2017

Size

461 kb

Author(s)

K. A. Alkaabi

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to model airport employees’ commuting mode choice at Dubai International Airport (DXB). In addition, the paper models airport employees’ willingness for car sharing and discusses the factors that influence them to use public transportation for travelling to their work at the airport, and also presents key considerations for improving the use of this mode share among them. A questionnaire survey was distributed in the airport among employees that contained stated preference and revealed preference questions. A total of 339 airport employees were interviewed and completed the questionnaire. Two models were used; first the Multinomial Logit Model (MNL) was used to model the airport employee’s mode choice, and second the Binary Logit Model (BLM) was used to model the airport employee’s willingness to car share. The analysis revealed that DXB employees were particularly sensitive to their income, nationality, employment status, car parking permit, and parking reimbursement in making mode choices and that they are not willing to car share.

Keywords

Multinomial Logit Model, Binary Logit Model, travel choice behavior, Dubai International Airport, employees