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Airport planning

We provide an integrated approach to airport development - enabling our clients to achieve an appropriate balance between their commercial, operational, social and environmental objectives. Our work with operators, developers, investors, airlines and regulators includes the development of both long-term strategic masterplans and midterm capital investment plans, for both regulated and non-regulated airport assets.

Working in collaboration with our clients’ own teams and key external stakeholders, we draw together an appropriate combination of our own experts and other professionals to suit the particular needs of the airport development.

Airport planning

Airport planning is a chance to define operational, passenger experience and commercial goals, backed by robust insights into a city, region or country’s long-term transport needs. Arup’s approach to aviation planning spans landside to airside operations. We work at all scales, from smaller regional airports to capital city airport hubs, shaping the strategic direction of airport development through projects, such as the Newark Airport Vision Plan in the Americas and the Western Sydney Airport Master Plan in Australia. We take proposals from feasibility through to delivering planning applications in line with local consenting processes, such as the Luton Airport Expansion and Gatwick Airport Northern Runway Development Consent Orders in the UK. 

We have advised the majority of the world’s leading airports and are recognised as global leaders in planning, designing and delivering flexible, sustainable and innovative airport terminals. Our objective is to address client aspirations for their terminals, meeting current demands while providing capacity and flexibility for future growth. 

Aviation investment advisory

Our business investment advisory team advises lenders, sponsors and public authorities on aviation infrastructure projects worldwide. By translating technical and commercial issues into financial analysis, we enable our clients to fully evaluate investment opportunities, creating a competitive edge for investors or delivery certainty for asset owners.