Focus will be on increasing revenue from outside tradtional passenger income
Aecom has been appointed to deliver a new masterplan for Guernsey Airport which will include looking at ways to increase its non-aeronautical revenue.
It will draw up plans to look at how the airport, which is owned and operated by Guernsey Ports, can maximise land and property values through new commercial opportunities.
The masterplan will also include improvements to the existing terminal building, with a focus on improving the passenger experience, increasing commercial returns and optimising airline operations.
James Bruce, director of aviation masterplanning at Aecom, said: “The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on aviation mean airports the world over are looking for ways to strengthen and diversify in addition to air travel.
“There is a real opportunity for Guernsey Airport to become a catalyst for commerce on the island and our masterplan will look to maximise the potential for new revenue streams.”
Other areas covered in the masterplan will include the future of air navigation services, as well as the provision of cargo and fuel infrastructure.
The masterplan will be delivered in two phases, with Aecom appointed to deliver phase one, which includes the production of the draft masterplan by the end of the year. The final masterplan is expected at the end of 2022.
A number of other firms have been picked to work on the scheme including air navigation and airspace expert Egis, aviation traffic and economic specialist York Aviation, as well as Strategic Property and Planning, a local planning and property specialist based in Guernsey.