The aviation business has never been tougher. Global air traffic was growing steadily before the onset of COVID-19, and although airlines and airports faced various challenges in 2019, in 2020 they would be very happy to "only" have to deal with 2019's problems.
The post-COVID world will be very different for both airports and airlines, and sadly not all will survive.
Some fundamental questions must be answered:
How can an airline optimise its network and fleet to stay alive and aim for profitability in this radically different market?
How can an airport tailor its offer to maximise the chances of new air service, or even to retain as much as possible of its pre-COVID network?
How can a public administration ensure that future air service development recovery benefits the wider community and aligns with public policy?
And how can industry stakeholders support the development of more environmentally-friendly aviation solutions?
We can provide expert advice and guidance.
Here are a few of our successful projects in recent years:
Prepare and implement a strategic plan for development of state-owned airport and associated aviation industry cluster
Redesign a regional airline's network to deliver 25% better utilisation with attractive schedules and no additional crew requirements
Identify a new base for an airline, design the network and negotiate the best multi-stakeholder incentive deal
Pitch an underserved airport as a new base for an airline, enabling it to serve a lucrative niche market
Conduct a detailed analysis of fleet alternatives for a Middle Eastern flag carrier, culminating in a new fleet strategy
Redesign the schedule and set out a turnaround plan for a loss-making Low Cost Carrier
We are currently developing the business plan for a sustainable aviation fuel production facility in conjunction with a range of private-sector and public-sector stakeholders