Clear Vision for airport demand and capacity planning
Solving complex problems with creative solutions
Simulating improvements in airport operations
Reducing your carbon emissions with our airport iQ
Protecting your operation and reducing risk
Welcome to AiQ Consulting | Aviation Consulting
For hub, regional and business airports worldwide, we are your trusted partner.
Solving complex demand and capacity challenges with innovative consulting, modelling, and forecasting services. We make it our business to get to the root of your problem and generate creative solutions.
Analysing the entire airport from kerbside to airspace involving passengers, baggage, cargo, aircraft, transfer system, ground support equipment and resources.
Simplifying your decision making through 2D, 3D and VR modelling and simulations using our in-house bespoke software.
Maximise your competitive advantage, reduce risk and future proof your operation – with our Airport intelligence.
We have over 20 years of experience in Aviation Consulting. Carrying out integrated end-to-end airport consultancy, demand forecasting, capacity planning and simulation studies. Whether operational or strategic advice, we help you to keep pace of existing and future demand.
AiQ are very proud to be named as winners of the SME Net Zero award at the Heathrow Supplier Awards 2023. AiQ provide aviation consultancy including operations, optimisation and modelling to Heathrow and this industry accolade recognises and celebrates their efforts in helping to achieve Heathrow’s strategic aims and their plan for sustainable growth Heathrow 2.0.
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We have recently conducted surveys of passengers arriving at check-in at a number of UK airports and there is a discernible trend for passengers arriving much earlier. Why is this?
We are putting it down to Flight Anxiety post-COVID and also related to Brexit.
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In our previous blog we identified that in 2024 Airport Capacity Planning will once again be an issue for Airport Operations for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. In 2024 passenger volumes are predicted to recover to 2019 levels.
While Demand Forecast Planning has not gone away in that period, indeed it has been a constant and very challenging process used to anticipate changing passenger/cargo volumes, it will come into sharp focus as airports once again work at their limits of capacity. It therefore seems timely for Airports to re-evaluate this fundamental process to check it is fit for purpose.
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There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic as the aviation industry moves towards the end of 2023, not least that it is expected to finally reach a profit this year for the first time since the pandemic.
ACI World Airport Traffic Forecasts 2022-2041:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, global passenger traffic dropped from 9.2 billion in 2019 to 3.6 billion in 2020, and then recovered to 4.6 billion in 2021, and 6.5 billion in 2022. Over the next five years, traffic is expected to recover from 4.6 billion to 11.0 billion. (See chart below) This equates to a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 19.0% over the 2021–2026 period.
It is predicted that in 2024 global airport passenger traffic will return to the volume observed in 2019. Passenger traffic worldwide is expected to reach 19.3 billion in 2041 and 23.9 billion in 2050.
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