Discussion 5- GRU airport.docx

Discussion 5- GRU airport.docx - Research a large hub...

This preview shows page 1 out of 2 pages.

Unformatted text preview: Research a large hub international airport worldwide. (Example: London, Tokyo, Bejing, Los Angeles) Prepare a one page report on its ground transportation options, parking options, and unique features. What issues have Transportation Network Companies had on airports. Post your report using the discussion tool. Sao Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport is the second busiest airport in Latin America. Located in the heart of Sao Paulo, Brazil, it falls second only to Mexico City Airport. Sao Paulo/Guarulhos (GRU) is the primary international airport serving Sao Paulo, Brazil. Getting to the airport is fairly easy. The airport is accessible by car, bus, or rail. If you were to drive to the airport, getting there would be easy. The airport has its own highway system which connects the airport to the main highways in the area. Inside the airport, there are three rental car agencies. Outside every terminal there are taxi stands as well. Parking is available both at the airport and off site, with free shuttles taking you to your terminal. The parking facility at GRU operates 24 hours a day and has a capacity for 7,500 vehicles at a time. Arriving by bus is a little different. GRU has an executive bus service, shuttling people to and from the airport and many stops along the way. The bus offers trips between GRU and Congonhas airport, as well as to other bus terminals, downtown, Republica Square, and a strip of hotels down Paulista Avenue. The bus ride is noted to be about an hour long, and tickets can be purchased at a counter located outside the lounge area of Terminal 1’s arrival wing. Two airlines, Gol and LATAM both offer free bus transfers between GRU and Congonhas airports at regular times. In addition to bus transportation around the area, the airport also offers busses to different cities, with departures at least once a day. These cities include Campinas, Passaro, Praia Grande, and Sorocaba, along with a few more. In addition to cars and busses, GRU also offers a line at Sao Paulos commuter rail system that stops at the airport. At first the rail only operated on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm. After this trial period the hours changed, and the rail now departs every 30 minutes to the airport. When arriving at the airport from the rail, you are dropped off on the opposite side of Terminal 1, which is the smallest and least busy terminal. Because it was the first terminal built, it is not connected to terminal 2 and 3, with a shuttle bringing you to the other terminals. For passengers not embarking on terminal 1, they must remove their luggage and grab a bus to the other terminal. With Transportation Network Companies like Uber and Lyft growing in popularity, airports aren’t ready to deal with the influx of cars suddenly. What used to be six taxis waiting for a ride now became hundreds of cars circling the airport waiting for a request to ride. This created a problem because companies that had contracts with the airport are now getting less business and struggling. Because TNCs are technically for-hire cars, some airports have started requiring cars to obtain a special permit to pick up people from the airport and are then charged a fee. In October 2014, Nashville airport became the first to successfully negotiate with the companies and issue permits. This also required ridesharing companies to provide the requested amounts of insurance. ...
View Full Document

  • Fall '15
  • São Paulo, Mexico City airport

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Get FREE access by uploading your study materials

Upload your study materials now and get free access to over 25 million documents.

Upload now for FREE access Or pay now for instant access
Christopher Reinemann
"Before using Course Hero my grade was at 78%. By the end of the semester my grade was at 90%. I could not have done it without all the class material I found."
— Christopher R., University of Rhode Island '15, Course Hero Intern

Ask a question for free

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern