Airport Cities and Aerotropolis

Airports are no longer just locations where aircraft land and depart. They are now destinations where businesses grow, people live and development flourishes.

Cities are beginning to see the value of expanding in and around airports, and thus attracting more commercial development. Today, businesses are drawn to airport cities that have efficient transportation corridors. As a result, development around airports includes a wide range of non-aviation facilities, in addition to aviation infrastructure and services. Last year, the industry provided 58 million jobs and contributed USD 2.4 trillion in GDP to the global economy.


Extensive Capabilities

WSP has more than 75 years of experience in the aviation industry. We have played an active role, both at the strategic and tactical/operational level. In addition, our experience in working with contractors, owners and operators allows us to be proactive to today’s changing aerotropolis environment. We work from the earliest aspects of project planning and financing, through to operations and maintenance.

WSP has built extensive capabilities in the planning, development and implementation of aerotropolis projects. We are presently working on the next East Asia hub in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Terminal 3 is one of the country’s most important construction project and is an integral part of the Taoyuan aerotropolis plan.

In addition, we are on the development team in Songdo City, South Korea for the first ‘new’ city in the world to be designed and planned as an international business district. This 10-year development project is estimated to cost in excess of USD 40 billion, making it one of the largest projects ever undertaken.