New Revenue Sources and Financing Alternatives for Small and Mid-Sized Regional Airports

The identification and management of airport revenue and financing are essential to the proper management of airports. Small and mid-sized airports in the United States typically generate limited revenue and need to supplement their income with other sources. The COVID-19 pandemic affected aircraft movements and passenger volumes, making the need for diversified financing and revenue streams, beyond core operations, even more relevant. Airport Operators could benefit from a guide on revenue and financing alternatives (including nonairline revenues such as value capture, airport parking revenues, rental car revenues, and terminal concessions) for small and mid-sized regional airports. The objective of this research is to create a guide that provides an updated account of finance and revenue alternatives, including innovative capital financing mechanisms, for operators of small and mid-sized regional airports.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-56

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Griffin, Matthew

  • Start Date: 20230808
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01889755
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-56
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2023 6:57AM