Mr Karst Smit

BSc (Aviation Management)

Airport Planning


Karst is a senior airport planner with international experience working for many different clients and airports, successfully delivering high quality solutions for complex projects.

In addition to leading reviews and studies in support of planning activities at various major international airports, Karst has spent time on secondment to Heathrow Airport Ltd and Abu Dhabi Airports Corporation, where he has gained a deep appreciation of the airport planning task.

Karst has been responsible for terminal design and capacity studies, airfield design, data analysis and modelling, height restriction assessments, market analysis and stakeholder engagement.

Skills include:

  • Airport master planning and optioneering
  • Functional planning
  • Data and flight schedule analysis
  • Market analysis and traffic forecasts
  • Airport modelling
  • Airport height restriction planning
  • Operational strategies
  • Capacity and demand assessments
  • Project management and business development
  • Stakeholder and client engagement


  • Bachelor of Aviation Engineering - Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Air Transport Policy and Planning - University of Westminster
  • Aerodrome Reporting Officer - Australian Airports Association