1. A leader in airport design

ADPI develops scenarios that add value to all airports

A guarantee of the quality, performance and profitability of the airport infrastructure that it designs, ADPI's methodology is founded on a comprehensive approach which permits a definition of strategies adapted to each problem.

Plan masse de l'aéroport de Chongqing Chine


Prior to the purely technical studies, the strategic planning teams help airport authorities incorporate in their approach all the information needed to complete their project. Based on an awareness of the issues and an exhaustive analysis of all airport requirements, established on the feedback from Aéroports de Paris experience, this first phase allows ADPI to prioritize the criteria necessary to provide custom solutions that fit perfectly with the client's requirements and the site.

Once this strategic step has been completed, the programming teams take on the task of dimensioning the project facilities, using the traffic data in particular, with a description of their functional connections.

Proceeding from the more general aspects to the more detailed, the dimensioning of an airport allows the master plan architects to create the long-term layout of the airport and then define the functional diagram of the buildings, particularly the passenger terminal, and carry out simulations of flows in order to optimize these functional aspects.

The project that is developed in this way is reliable, flexible and effective in every way and fulfills the strategy defined by the client while optimizing their investment at the same time.


Three priority objectives in airport planning:

  • Guarantee the most efficient functioning for the airport in question
  • Optimize the economic performance, the revenues generated, the construction costs and the functionality
  • Integrate a flexibility that allows development of the airport that is adapted to its needs and to its future growth


ADPI assists its clients on all types of airport projects:

  • Analysis of existing traffic, traffic forecasts
  • Market studies on the strategic positioning of the airport, the creation of new routes in particular, analysis of the competition and the introduction of airline companies
  • Analysis of the financial performance of the airport and business plan
  • Capacity and functional optimization studies


The planning services offered by ADPI include site selection for a greenfield airport, design of an airport city to enhance airport real estate and increase its economic value, planning of access routes to the airport to reinforce its connections, and environmental planning to ensure the longevity of airport development.


Planning that creates value for the airport

An effective master plan gives the airport the flexibility it needs for its development, allowing it to adapt to changes in traffic and to integrate in its development all the expectations and needs of its current and future users.

Currently, it is very much in the airport operators' interest to make use of the savoir faire of ADPI experts:

  • Enhancement of the real estate located near to the airport (by exploiting the concentration of traffic at and near the airport)
  • Enhancement of the airport's image: creation of spaces for living, for the use of pedestrians, with easy access and services
  • A phasing of the development of the airport that takes into account the future evolution
  • Enhancement of the airport corridor (link between the city and the airport)

The approach used by ADPI is unique. It includes forecasts in terms of air traffic evolution and development costs at various horizons; this allows clients to make well-informed and effective development choices.

This approach makes it possible to anticipate the evolution of the airport and its needs in terms of revenue. Grounded in the savoir faire of Aéroports de Paris, ADPI's expertise in the area of airport development allows it to ensure the financial feasibility of projects based on  appropriate technical and functional solutions.


ADPI has all the skills needed to assist efficiently and durably in the evolution of an airport that is undergoind renovation

  • A thorough understanding of the developments connected with major infrastructure (reclassification of spaces, changes in use, evolution in principles of connection...)
  • A pragmatic, high-quality approach


ADPI master plans have guided the expansion of over 90 airports around the world, including Jebel Ali, the future mega-hub of Dubai (UAE), with a capacity of 120 million passengers