Strategic Airport Financing

Combining corporate and project-related financing to minimise the overall 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 faces considerable fluctuations in its financing structure. Regularly mayor facilities must be extended due to the increasing market demand. Most of such enlargements or enhancements can be implemented in relatively small steps. However, some key facilities such as runways or terminals 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 those financial gaps, which may arise. By providing such well-prepared information documents, it is even easier to negotiate with financing partners.