Airport planning

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The basis for COWI’s airport planning services is our thorough knowledge of the details and functions of the physical facilities of the airside and landside of an airport.

The development of an airport master plan is a complex task. The objective is to ensure that the immediate development is harmonised with the long-term development strategies and that the capacity is, at all times, sufficient but not excessive. This goes for new airports as well as for the extension of existing airports.

Help to determine development strategy
COWI analyses the development of airports in terms of passenger and cargo volumes. Combined with the commercial aspects, the results are used in feasibility calculations allowing the airport management to determine their final development strategy.


Physical planning

The master planning covers all elements of an airport, such as the runway/taxiway system including airfield lighting, navigational aids, passenger terminal including apron and landside access facilities, control tower, freight terminal, maintenance and administration buildings, fire rescue facilities and all information and security systems and utilities.

The master plan work will be concluded with cost estimates of the various alternatives based on COWI’s comprehensive cost databases.


COWI services

  • Site selection studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Traffic forecasts
  • Capacity / demand analyses
  • CAPEX and OPEX estimates
  • Aircraft movement analyses
  • Runways, taxiways and aprons
  • Terminals
  • Landside access systems
  • Cargo
  • IT systems Environmental assessments

LAST UPDATED: 19.07.2017