York Aviation are saddened to learn about the demise of Flybe, both with regard to the direct impact of the failure, but also the critical regional connectivity that will be lost, at least in the short term. Regional airports now face a difficult challenge to secure lost capacity from the relatively limited number of likely replacement carriers, particularly at a time when demand is softening across the market due to external factors. Airports will have to demonstrate a compelling business case for replacement services to secure available capacity in the near term.
York Aviation are well placed to provide support to regional airports in securing lost capacity and regional connectivity. We have full Civil Aviation Authority survey data back to 2003, which allows us to identify key opportunities moving forward and to help airlines understand the benefits that they will derive from proposed services. Combining this data with our unparalleled expertise and experience in the regional aviation sector, we can identify strong cases for sustainable routes from regional airports.
As a consequence of Flybe’s demise, it is likely that regional airports will be facing pressures on aeronautical revenues in the coming months. York Aviation can offer businesses case making support that accounts for the benefits, or otherwise, of possible deals with prospective carriers when accounting for the implications on commercial revenues and operating costs.
York Aviation extends its services to regional political and socio-economic stakeholders who are seeking the security of regional connectivity in the short and longer term. We are recognised experts in assessing the socio-economic benefits of air connectivity and have supported a number of successful Public Service Obligation (PSO) applications, which have resulted in a range of financially sustainable connections between UK regions. Crucially York Aviation has strong skills in assessing the wider economic benefits which can be key to unlocking the potential of public sector support for route development.
York Aviation are now offering advanced ArcPORT airport modelling and simulation services to our clients, supplementing our existing wide range of airport planning tools and capabilities. ArcPORT provides a range of simulation solutions which can be used in early airport planning and design through to modelling changes in day-to-day operations in an existing airport environment. YAL’s expertise in ArcPORT covers airside and terminal modelling capabilities, which allows us to provide planning advice across the whole airport system. Contact us to discuss how we can use ArcPORT to complement our comprehensive airport planning services.
Post-Covid Airport Planning
As airlines recommence services and demand returns, will airports be able to incorporate social distancing measures? It may be possible in the early stages of recovery, but any prolonged requirements for social distancing may require temporary or longer term alterations to terminals and passenger flows. York Aviation can assist in the evaluation of these capacity considerations, with capabilities to incorporate 1.5m & 2m minimum distances, as well as other measures, into our capacity planning tools.
York Aviation are heading to Routes Europe 2019. This is a great opportunity to talk to airports, airlines and public bodies about our extensive range of Route Development and related services. York's team take an holistic approach to sustainable air service development and we would love to talk to you at Routes Europe 2019 about these. For a brief overview of this area of our business, click here. Feel free to contact us if you wish to set up a meeting in Hannover.
Aviation Green paper
Department for Transport publishes Aviation Green Paper with supporting evidence and work produced by York Aviation covering the general aviation sector and regional connectivity, all part of our wide range of services provided to the UK DfT. Click here.