Capacity Planning

Capacity planning is an essential component and a precondition for serious airport development concepts. It considers current and the future constraints as well as any limitations. It is key to all further steps, such as conceptual planning, the phasing concept and investment planning (CAPEX, business plan, etc.).


  • Demand analysis
  • Detailed traffic volume analysis (passengers, aircraft movements, cargo volumes, catering, fuel tons, etc.)
  • Peak hour analysis of passengers, aircraft movements, etc.
  • Constraints analysis
  • Definition of quality standards
  • Elaboration of a design parameter catalogue
  • Capacity calculation – top-down approach – based on quality standards, benchmarks and ADM’s international experience
  • Elaboration of a comprehensive capacity model


  • Basis for conceptual planning and the phasing concept
  • Basis for the CAPEX calculation
  • Secures the right capacity over the course of the entire development period
  • Establishes and maintains the “balance of systems” 
  • Avoids capacity bottlenecks – especially when certain parts are temporarily not in operation
  • Avoids unnecessary overcapacity, prevents excessive and premature investments
  • Transparent visualisation of space and equipment requirements over the entire development period