Thijs Boonekamp - SEO Aviation Economics

Thijs Boonekamp

Thijs Boonekamp is a researcher at SEO. He has approximately 5 years of experience with applied economic research in the aviation industry. Thijs is specialised in connectivity analyses, calculating prosperity effects, and conducting economic impact studies. He is familiar with the recent developments in the field of aviation, both in a national and European context.

Thijs has been involved in various national and international projects. For example, he was responsible for the economic impact analysis for the expansion of airport capacity in the United Kingdom, commissioned by the UK Airports Commission. Additionally, he has worked on studies for ACI EUROPE, IATA, Schiphol Group, the Dutch government, and the European Commission. Examples of Thijs’ research projects include the regional economic impact of airports, the effect of capacity shortage on plane ticket prices, and the effects of modernising the airspace.

At SEO, Thijs is also involved with the development of the connectivity models NetScan and NetCost, and the development of the Airport Catchment Area Database. These models are widely applied in national and international studies. Thijs’ work is published in scientific journals and encompasses subjects such as the development of a connectivity model for the air cargo industry and estimating passenger flow based on regional-economic data.

Thijs Boonekamp graduated in 2013 in Econometrics and Operation Research at the VU University of Amsterdam. His master’s thesis covered the possibilities in applying revenue management in the air freight industry. He wrote this thesis at Air Cargo Netherlands (ACN), the branch organisation of air cargo in the Netherlands, where he obtained extensive knowledge on the air cargo industry.


If you would like to know what Thijs could do for your organisation, please feel free to contact him directly at:
+31 (0)20 525 1666

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

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

20.06.2018Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2018

ACI EUROPE - in partnership with SEO - released its fifth Airport Industry Connectivity Report. The report provides a comprehensive measurement and analysis of the way Europe’s air connectivity has evolved over the past 10 years.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

25.01.2017The impact of airport capacity constraints on air fares

This report aims to provide a better understanding of the factors that influence the level of air fares in Europe, and specifically the impact of airport capacity constraints. 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

28.06.20162016 Airport Industry Connectivity Report

For the third time SEO Aviation Economics and ACI EUROPE are publishing an annual update on the state of European air connectivity.more

22.04.2016Monitoring Survey of Network Quality 2015

The Schiphol network developed substantially between 2014 and 2015. A combination of new destinations and increased frequency of flights to major hubs results in improved direct, indirect and hub connectivity.more

20.04.2016Economic benefits of reducing aviation taxes in Latin America and the Caribbean

Removal of aviation taxes can bring substantial economic benefits to the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean.more

Here you can find a complete overview of the publications of Thijs Boonekamp.

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