Traffic Forecast

The traffic forecast serves as an important quantitative basis for airport planning – in particular for capacity planning, CAPEX as well as for aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenue planning.

Our traffic forecasts go far beyond mere GDP and IATA forecasts. We take a close look at macroeconomics, the local demand, the catchment area, and the airport’s strategy. Besides that, we analyse the realistic upside potential and any add-on traffic.

The driving factors for the development of air traffic are first, the passenger volumes, and second, the air cargo and airmail volumes. All other projections rely on these – either directly or indirectly.


  • Top-down and Bottom-up traffic forecasting
  • Detailed air passenger traffic (incl. add-on potential and new destinations)
  • Detailed air traffic movements (incl. fleet mix, etc.)
  • Detailed air cargo traffic
  • Peak hour forecasts
  • Modal transport split
  • Secondary planning parameters (meeters & greeters, visitors, employees, etc.)
  • Flight schedule planning
  • Scenario planning

Traffic Forecast Projects