Ir. Floris de Haan

Rotterdam Maritime City

Senior researcher air transport economics

Portret foto Floris de Haan
Email address
+31(0)10 408 1410
Woudestein, T-Building, Room T19-31
Mandeville Building


As a senior researcher in aviation, Floris de Haan focuses on complex issues that the aviation industry faces. He advises, governments, aviation companies, airports and other parties active in aviation and air cargo specifically.


Floris has worked for KLM, where he was responsible for the revenue maximization of the KLM's passenger network. At Schiphol Group, Floris was responsible with tariffs for regulated activities such as landing and take-off charges and security charges. In another role Floris also developed the airfreight hub for Schiphol by attracting companies such as cargo airlines and freight forwarders to Schiphol.

Research Interest

  • Air Cargo
  • Demand forecasting
  • Network planning
  • Business models

Lecturer Air Transport Economics

Floris de Haan is a lecturer at Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), where he teaches the course Air Transport Economics. He also supervises Bachelor's and Master's students in their graduation project. Furthermore, Floris is affiliated with IATA and he gives guest lectures at the University of Cranfield where he also conducts his PhD research.


His research and opinion can regularly be read in respected media. Floris is also regularly consulted as an expert by various media, both nationally and internationally.

Financial analysis of Seletar Airport (Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore)

Seletar Airport is Singapore’s secondary civilian airport, currently mainly focusing on training flights, business aviation, medical evacuation, cargo operations and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) flights. The airport is managed by the Changi Airport Group. It is foreseen that commercial passenger turboprop traffic will be moved from Changi Airport to Seletar by the end of 2018. For this, a new Passenger Terminal Building was built. Financial analyses were carried out, based on various traffic scenarios, that provided insight in future financial performance of Seletar Airport.

Position paper on international developments in Aviation (Dutch Government)

Towards the end of 2008 the world was changing rapidly. Oil prices had soured to US$ 150 per barrel, urging the industry to look for alternative fuels and more fuel-efficient aircraftS and thus changing network models. At the same time consolidation was ongoing and aviation in the Middle East was growing with double digits. Political hurdles, such as emission trading and open skies agreements added even more complexity. Taken these developments into account, a vision was written to give politicians a better insight as well as a view on what these developments may cause for aviation in the Netherlands and Schiphol in particular.

Incremental costing for combination carriers (undisclosed client in US)

Following the verdicts of the DOT (USA) and EC (EU) regarding a price-fixing cartel amongst air cargo carriers, insight was required on how combination carriers deal with pricing and costing for their belly space. Through incremental costing methodologies and extensive modelling margins were determined and supported court cases in the US.

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