Infrastructure Management

Airport Economics

​In response to requests from States for guidance aimed at improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their airport operations, ICAO has developed the Airport Economics Manual  (Doc 9562). The purpose of this manual is to provide practical guidance material for those responsible for airport management in improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the services and so assist in the sustainable development of airport infrastructure. It is based on the international policies and principles on airport cost recovery that States have developed through ICAO and it describes procedures and practices that are in conformity with them.


The latest edition is available from the ICAO Publications website under "Doc Series": click here to view.


ICAO, in collaboration with the Airports Council International (ACI), has developped the State of Airport Economics. It presents an analysis on:

1.      airport industry revenues and cost;
2.      airport profit;
3.      aeronautical and non-aeronautical charges;
4.      single/dual/hybrid-till; and
5.      public-private partnerships (PPPs).


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