Strategic Airport Financing

Combining corporate and project-related financing to minimise financial risk

“Strategic Financing Management” addresses fundamental aspects of corporate and project-related financing and the management of financial risks.

Like any other infrastructure developer, an airport operator is exposed to considerable fluctuations in its financing structure.

Regularly mayor facilities must be expanded due to the increasing air transport service demand. Most of such enlargements or enhancements required can be implemented in relatively small steps. However, some key technical functions such as runways or terminal extensions or similar must be designed for long term to avoid permanent disruptions of the airport operation. Such extensions normally cannot be financed entirely from the company’s operating cashflows. Therefore the financing of such lead projects must be prepared separately and embedded in an overall, long-term financing strategy.

Our solution shows imminent financial bottlenecks at a very early stage, to react in time and provides alternative financing models to close the financial gaps. By providing well-prepared information documents, it is even easier to negotiate with financing partners.