Joost Zuidberg - SEO Aviation Economics

Joost Zuidberg

Joost Zuidberg is a senior researcher at SEO. He has over 10 years of experience with applied economic research in the aviation industry. Therefore, he has excellent knowledge of all the recent aviation-economic developments. Joost specialises in analysing aviation networks, benchmarking airport charges, the development of low-cost carrier networks, and the financial management of airlines and airports.

Joost leads research projects for public and private parties in the Netherlands and abroad. His clients include the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Province Flevoland, Airport Coordination Netherlands (ACNL), KLM, Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport, the European Commission, Ryanair, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

For a number of years, Joost has been responsible for the benchmark study of airport charges, in which the rates at Schiphol are compared to those of competing foreign airport, and he has been responsible for the Monitor Network Quality and State Guarantees, which compares (the development of) Schiphol’s aviation network with the networks of other global hub airport. These studies focus specifically on the role of Schiphol within the joint network of Air France-KLM. He has also led and performed studies on financial compensation in case of delays, the effects on prosperity of new air connections, and the impact of flight tax in the Netherlands, Ireland, and Germany. Recently, Joost has also been involved with financial analyses of airports and airlines in the Netherlands and abroad.

Joost has published his work in many international scientific journals, in particular on the development of low-cost carrier networks and the leading indicators for the profitability of airports and airlines. In addition, he regularly gives guest lectures both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Joost has a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy (RA) and he graduated as a social-cultural scientist at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2007, with a particular focus on qualitative econometric research.  


If you would like to know what Joost could do for your organisation, please feel free to contact him directly at:
+31 (0)20 525 1659

SEO reports

25.07.2018Monitor Network Quality and State Guarantees 2009-2017

Schiphol’s direct and indirect connectivity show stronger growth than at all other airports included in this study. Additionally, Schiphol still shows better development than Paris Charles de Gaulle.more

25.06.2018Secondary Slot Trading at Schiphol

Airlines support a system of bilateral negotiation. This jeopardises transparency. Monitoring is required to gain insight into the effects.more

22.06.2018Benchmark Airport Charges and Government Levies 2017

Of the researched airports, only Istanbul Ataturk is cheaper than Schiphol. The large competing hub airports – London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris Charles de Gaulle – are significantly more expensive.more

22.06.2018Monitor Characteristics Aviation Market NL-UAE

The number of seats to the United Arab Emirates (especially Dubai) has greatly increased and the competition on destinations in Asia and Africa has grown.more

14.05.2018Capacity demand at Schiphol Airport

For the development of hub operations at Schiphol, moving leisure flights to Lelystad will only offer a limited solution. Operational measures can contribute to the available capacity during peak times.more

13.06.2017Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2017

SEO Amsterdam Economics and ACI EUROPE released its Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2017 in June 2017, analysing the shift in air connectivity trends during the decade from 2007 to 2017 – with some surprising findings.more

16.02.2017Monitoring Survey of Network Quality and State Guarantees 2016

The direct connectivity and hub connectivity of Schiphol grow faster than those of all other airports. Only the indirect connectivity has decreased, while most other airports record a growth.more

16.02.2017Benchmark study on airport charges and government levies 2016

Based on the tariffs in 2016, only Istanbul Ataturk is cheaper than Schiphol among the studied airports. The big competing hub airports, London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris Charles de Gaulle, are considerably more expensive.more

29.06.2016Impact analysis tax burden reduction

In this study, SEO maps out the short-term financial implications and welfare effects of a tax burden reduction for airlines at Dutch airports.more

22.04.2016Benchmark Study on Airport Charges and Government Levies

Only two of the airports examined are cheaper than Schiphol (Istanbul and Dubai). The main competing hubs – London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris Charles de Gaulle – are much more expensive.more

Here you can find a complete overview of the publications of Joost Zuidberg.

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