Contact Dr Pere Suau-Sanchez

Areas of expertise

  • Aviation Management & Operations


Pere Suau-Sanchez is Lecturer in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University where he teaches in Air Transport Management and Airport Planning and Management MSc and Executive courses. He is also Course Director for the MSc in Airport Planning and Management.
He is PhD in Geography (2011, Autonomous University of Barcelona) and has been guest researcher at the Worldwide Scientific Network for Aviation Research and Policy in Amsterdam (2008-2010), and joined the Centre for Air Transport Management at Cranfield University in May 2012. Pere has also been project manager at the Observatory of Urbanization (2006-2007, Autonomous University of Barcelona) and the Department of Transport Planning of the Barcelona Metropolitan Agency for Urban and Infrastructure Development (2005-2006).
His research focuses on airline networks, spatial and land-use planning in relation to airports, and aircraft noise annoyance. He has participated in several R&D projects and research grants funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and the Catalan Government.
From 2007 to 2012 he was Treasurer of the Association of Professional Geographers of Catalonia. He is also a regular contributor to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, and has contributed to BBC, CNN, The Independent on Sunday, China International Radio, Expansión and Radio Nacional de España.


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers


  • Suau-Sanchez P (2013) Aeroport de Sabadell: La Singularitat de l’Èxit. In: Made in Sabadell. Cebollada Frontera A (ed.), Sabadell: Ajuntament de Sabadell, Museus Municipals de Sabadell, p. 31-35.
  • Suau-Sanchez & P (2010) Subjective appraisal of aircraft noise. In: Airports in Cities and Regions. Research and Practice. Knippenberger U, Wall A (ed.), Karlsruhe: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie Scientific Publishing, p. 137-142.