Airline & Airport Services

mba assists airlines and airports with a diverse set of solutions by identifying opportunities; whether through analyzing current service, forecasting potential service, assessing business revenues, or presenting a case to an airline, airport or investor.

Air Service Development

The aviation industry is ever changing.  As a result, the mix of destinations and airlines served by an airport is constantly evolving.  mba regularly performs analyses of current conditions within and between regions, as well as the impact of shifts within the industry on an airport, including:

  • Hub Analysis
  • Alliance & Codeshare Analysis
  • New Entrant Analysis
  • Merger Analysis

Route Development

mba has comprehensive experience modeling routes in domestic and international markets. When contemplating changes to route networks, many clients find mba’s market performance model beneficial. This proprietary model provides insight into:

  • Yield & Load Factor Analysis
  • Traffic Flow Forecasting
  • Existing Underserved Markets
  • Markets for New Service
  • Aircraft Type Profitability Analysis

Airport Business

Through evaluation of metrics at a given airport and those at competing and comparable airports, mba assists clients in identifying gaps in operational capabilities.  Services include:

  • Concession Analysis
  • Passenger Facility Charge Analysis
  • Rate & Charge Study
  • Revenue Enhancement

Strategic Marketing & Negotiation

As an established and trusted aviation consultant firm, mba has cultivated relationships with banks, investors, and airlines across the globe, adding to the Team’s knowledge and reach within the industry. In addition to various studies and analyses, mba remains effectively situated to provide clients with:

  • Airline Service Negotiation
  • Investor Due Diligence
  • Airport Demographic Market Analysis

mba has the knowledge and experience to assist in the analysis and recommendation of airport objectives and improvement plans to help increase an airport’s bottom line.

Intangible Assets

Intangible assets require a unique set of skills and financial acumen to properly value by today’s complex standards. mba is a world leader in intangible asset valuation and is known for valuing the international routes and slots of the world’s largest airlines. While mba specializes in the valuation of routes, slots, and gates, the firm also performs valuations of frequent flyer programs and intellectual properties such as trademarks, patents, and brand names.

The analysis of these types of assets can be difficult and dependent on available data and market conditions. Whether fulfilling requirements for financing, a potential sale, or financial reporting purposes, mba’s Team has the knowledge and expertise desired to complete these valuations.