Demand Analysis and Capacity Management

LocationMarylebone, Central London
FacultyArchitecture and the Built Environment

This short course aims to address key demand and supply issues in air transport, assess forecasting methodologies and discuss future strategies. 

The air transport world faces major challenges at the current time in addressing volatile fuel prices while catering for demand which is rising again, following the recent recession in many markets. A number of principal airports are severely congested while the airline industry remains fiercely competitive. A thorough understanding of the nature of demand coupled with the knowledge of how to effectively manage capacity will be essential for success in this fast-changing commercial environment.

Who is this course for? 

We have designed the course to appeal to a wide range of participants, and will consider both airport and airline aspects of air transport.

The course is ideal for airline executives, airport managers, aviation specialists in government departments, analysts from aircraft manufacturers and consultants working in the field of air transport.

Course content

The course includes the following presentations:

  • Modelling airport demand and supply
    Eric Kroes, Managing Director, Significance
  • Optimisation of schedules and route networks
    Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster
  • Developments in yield management
    Jerry Foran, Product Delivery Manager, British Airways plc
  • Demand and supply in developing markets
    Andy Hofton, Consultant, Airline Dynamics Consulting
  • Determining demand in underserved markets
    Lufthansa Consulting
  • Airport capacity and slot allocation
    Stephen Wainwright, Director, Steer Davies Gleave
  • Future development of Hubs
    Jan Veldhuis, Senior Consultant, Amsterdam Aviation Economics
  • Competition between airports, airlines and catchment areas in Europe
    Rogier Lieshout, Consultant, Amsterdam Aviation Economics
  • Challenges to implementing new airport capacity in the UK
    Chris Whittle, Principal Project Manager, Integrated Transport Aviation, Mott MacDonald
  • Forecasting air traffic and distribution of demand
    Stan Abrahams, Aviation Consultant (former Chief Statistician, UK Civil
    Aviation Authority)
  • Aircraft acquisition and financing
    Jamie Baldwin, Aviation Consultant and Adjunct Instructor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (worldwide)
  • Airport traffic forecasts – basis for capacity and financial planning
    Hartmut-Ruediger Simon, Aviation Consultant (former Senior Economist Strategic Planning, Düsseldorf Airport)
  • Ideas for modelling air transport demand
    Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow

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