Air Traffic Forecasting

Air traffic forecasts underpin the market viability of all airport and airline development.


Using a range of econometric techniques, ASA provides passenger, cargo and aircraft movement forecasts at the total market and route levels. These forecasts can be used to determine airport capacity and facility requirements on a phased basis or, in the case of airlines, the appropriate choice of destinations served, aircraft capacity and service frequency. Sensitivity analysis is used to determine the upside and downside risks in these forecasts to market and other macroeconomic variables.

Illustrative projects

Determination of capacity at Dublin Airport

Alan Stratford and Associates are advising the Commission for Aviation Regulation in Ireland on the capacity and slot coordination parameters for Dublin Airport...

Policy advice on future airport capacity in SE England

Advice to Kent County Council relating to both the short and the long-term options for new capacity in the UK as part of...

Farnborough Airport

Expert witness at a Public Inquiry for a proposed increase in the permitted number of business movements at Farnborough...

Lima International Airport

Commissioned by Lima Airport Partners (LAP) to research the regional air transport market with specific...

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