Eric K. Ford
Joined Campbell-Hill in September 2011 as a Vice President, Mr. Ford specializes in economic research and analysis. Mr. Ford has developed short- and long-term traffic forecasts for master plans, bond Issuance and airport cost, revenue, and operational benchmarking projects, Airport press releases and budgeting purposes. He also has prepared domestic and international air service proposals for numerous small, medium and large domestic U.S. and International airport clients. In addition, Mr. Ford has built Flight Profitability models for small airline clients, produced studies of passenger diversion trends between airports (airport leakage), analyzed impacts of airline merger scenarios, and provided financial strengths and competitive assessments to airports, government entities, and investors.
He has over thirty-five years of wide-ranging airline industry and aviation consulting experience involving forecasting, air service development, pricing, planning, and financial analysis. Before joining Campbell-Hill, Mr. Ford was a Senior Manager at Oliver Wyman and a Vice President at Eclat Consulting. Prior to consulting, he held management positions at United, Northwest, and US Airways, where he last served as Director of Domestic Pricing as well as Pricing Development (Revenue Analysis).
Mr. Ford’s airline expertise is in Revenue Management, particularly from an analytical perspective. At US Airways, he was responsible for all domestic pricing activity, domestic and international fare rule development, and strategic and tactical revenue analysis. He also has led an inter-airline team that reviewed federal ticket alternatives. Mr. Ford has served in a leadership role for a market feasibility analysis tasked with the design and launch of a new airline. Mr. Ford’s additional airline expertise includes constructing tracking models of diversion trends between airports (airport leakage), analyzing and executing pricing experiments to stimulate traffic and revenue growth, and examining all corporate incentive programs.
Areas of Specialization
Domestic and international air service proposals for small, medium and large Domestic U.S. and International airport clients.
Airport traffic forecasts (including operations, passengers and landed weights) for Master Plans, Bond Issuance, Budgeting purposes and airport cost, revenue, and operational benchmarking projects.
Studies of domestic and international passenger diversion to other airports using various sources of data including mobilytics tracking.
Assessments of airline financial strengths and competitiveness for airports, government entities, and investors.
Reviews of airline merger scenarios on air service and airline revenues for airports and investors.
B.A., Computer Science and Economics, DePauw University