Contact Dr Romano Pagliari

Areas of expertise

  • Aviation Management & Operations


  • MA in Economic History from Edinburgh University (1991)
  • MSc in Transport Studies from Cranfield University (1992)
  • PhD in Management (airport slot allocation) from Cranfield University (1998)

Current activities

  • Teaching in airport economics and business development on MSc programmes.
  • Research in airline and airport economics.
  • Special interest in air transport in remoter regions and airport commercial and non-aeronautical business development
  • Cranfield director of the annual Airport Commercial Revenues short-course.
  • Managing and teaching on public and bespoke CPD programmes in air transport and airport management.


Research clients:

  • Avinor
  • European Commission
  • Irish Government Department for the Gaeltacht and Rural Affairs
  • Commission for Aviation Regulation Ireland
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • London Heathrow Airport
  • Highlands & Islands Airports 

Bespoke CPD short courses: 

  • Kenya Airports Authority
  • London Heathrow Airport
  • Schiphol Group
  • Aeroports de Paris
  • Vienna Airport
  • Birmingham Airport
  • Sulaymaniyah Airport (Iraq)
  • GMR Hyderabad International Airport
  • SITA
  • British Telecom
  • British Airways
  • SIMA Group
  • Tallinn Airport.


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers


  • Lei Z & Pagliari R (2013) Airport traffic growth and airport financial performance. In: Liberalisation in aviation: competition, cooperation and public policy. Forsyth P, Gillen D, Huschelrath K, Niemeier H, Wolf H (ed.), Farnham: Ashgate, p. 287-298.
  • Pagliari R (2010) Trends in air service development within the Highlands and Islands of Scotland 1983-2006. In: Air transport provision in remoter regions. Williams G, Brathen S (ed.), Farnham: Ashgate, p. 21-46.