While there are a multitude of publications on corporate finance and financial management, only a few address the complexity of air transport industry finance and scant attention has been given to airport financial management. This book deals exclusively with airport issues to rectify this. It does this with an analysis of the theoretical concepts relevant to the subject area combined with a detailed investigation of current practice within the industry.

Airport Finance and Investment in the Global Economy bridges the gap between much academic research on airports published in recent years – lacking much managerial relevance – and real-world airport financial management. This is achieved by featuring expert analysis of contemporary issues specific to airport finance and funding strategies, illustrated by worked examples from a wide range of different countries to enhance understanding and create a global perspective.

The book is designed to appeal to both practitioners and academics. Airport-specific topics include: performance measurement and benchmarking, valuation, tools for financial control and management, alternatives of financing, privatisation, competition and implications of economic regulation.

chapter 1|19 pages

Introduction1 Introduction

chapter 2|22 pages

Airport revenues and costs

chapter 3|25 pages

Financial statements of airports

chapter 4|21 pages

Airport financial management and control

chapter 5|18 pages


chapter 6|14 pages


chapter 7|23 pages

Financing of airports120 Introduction

chapter 8|22 pages

Airport privatisation

chapter 9|18 pages

Airport competition