Areas of Expertise: Aviation Strategic Planning, Airport Master Planning, Air Transport Planning
Country: Asia and the Pacific: Bhutan
LEAPP was appointed by the Asian Development Bank to carry out a study to investigate opportunities to enhance air transport connectivity between Bhutan and its regional neighbours, and within Bhutan, to increase tourism and realise economic and social benefits. LEAPP studied the international and domestic airports and identified upgrading projects to improve these airports in terms of safety and capacity. Upgrading and expansion projects were prioritized and evaluated in financial and economic terms for investment by the ADB and other investors. The outcome of the project is to identify and plan airport improvements to accommodate unconstrained long-term air traffic demand, yet still provide a framework for phased development to meet capacity, operational safety, security, efficiency & service requirements, while ensuring environmental, social, economic, commercial, and financial objectives are also met.