Assessment of economic benefits of Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport
Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport is located in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. It serves the air transport demand of several surrounding cities (e.g. Bielefeld, Gütersloh, Paderborn and Soest) and counts 700,000 passengers as well as 42,000 aircraft movements per year. The airport is also home base of important aviation industry companies and suppliers, including aircraft maintenance companies, business aviation operators, and flying schools for commercial pilots. The airport is owned by public shareholders who assure its financing.
The airport company, its shareholders, and three regional Chambers of Commerce contracted HPC to deliver a comprehensive documentation of the economic effects of the airport for the region. HPC is closely cooperating with the client to illustrate these economic effects as well as to document related catalytic benefits. In doing so, we are dealing with the following questions: What is the impact of the improved accessibility the airport provides to the adjacent regions? Can competition between the surrounding regions for e.g. investments improve the attractiveness of the airport’s catchment area?
Benefit to the Client
By calculating the direct, indirect and induced economic effects of the companies based at the airport, we are preparing a very detailed data basis for our client. In this way, he can create transparency for the public, e.g. on the number of jobs, the level of wages and salaries or the economic consequences.