Contact Dr Pere Suau-Sanchez

Areas of expertise

  • Aviation Management & Operations


Pere Suau-Sanchez is a senior lecturer in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University, where he teaches on the Air Transport Management and Airport Planning and Management courses. From 2014 to 2018, he was also the course director for the MSc in Airport Planning and Management.

He is PhD in Geography (2011, Autonomous University of Barcelona) and has been a guest researcher at the Worldwide Scientific Network for Aviation Research and Policy in Amsterdam (2008-2010). He 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 and consultancy activities expand over a wide range of topics, including digital aviation, airline networks, airport connectivity, route development, airport strategic management, spatial and land-use planning around airports, and aircraft noise annoyance. He has participated in several R&D projects and research grants funded by the Research Council of Norway, the Spanish Ministry of Science and the Catalan Government. He has also led aviation consultancy projects for a diverse range of international clients (airlines, airports and governments).

He is also a regular contributor to international media and press, including the BBC, CNN, Forbes, La Vanguardia, Expansión, China International Radio, and Radio Nacional de España, among others. He is a Chartered Member of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.


Articles In Journals


  • 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.