Anushka Padhye

Anushka Padhye: Senior Airport Planner

Particular skills

  • Airport Capacity Planning
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Airfield and Baggage Operations
  • Data Management
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Client Consultancy
  • Business Development

Role in AiQ

Anushka joined AiQ Consulting after undertaking an internship with us that involved looking in great depth at Disruptive Technologies on GSE operations Management. Now a Senior Airport Planner, Anushka works on a wide variety of capacity, demand and operational planning projects, undertaking the analysis and delivery of strategic solutions for clients. She also provides business development support by engaging with key partners such as BAG.

Her keen interest in Disruptive Technologies has driven her involvement in the innovation project on eVTOL/UAM headed up by NASA and is in close engagement with academics at Cranfield University for the same.

As a senior member of our team, Anushka engages with internal and external stakeholders to deliver projects in addition to supporting our directors. Anushka’s role encompasses a broad breadth of activities, from data acquisition to modelling (using our bespoke tool TransvisionAiR®) and analysis to reporting and presentation of results.


Anushka is a dedicated and experienced senior airport planner with an ever-expanding knowledge of all airport processes, both landside and airside.  She has been involved in projects for greenfield terminals and brownfield airports including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Amsterdam Schiphol, Dublin and Leeds Bradford, amongst others. Recent projects have included passenger bussing and check-in capacity assessments to assess future baggage operations and control post assessments. Anushka’s broad range of skills and experience in projects, enables her to adapt easily and provide a tailored solution for clients.

Anushka has always had a keen interest in and an extensive understanding of the aviation industry. Both her father and brother are pilots. Her father is a Captain on the A380 for Qatar Airways and her brother is a Captain on the A320 for Indigo, and both grandfathers were engineers for Air India.

Anushka graduated from Cranfield University School of Management, a world-renowned centre for Master’s degrees, as one of the best of her MSc Management course. Her dissertation continued this focus on aviation with an analysis of the Impact of Disruptive Technologies on Ground Service Equipment Operations Management. It looked at trends in Ground Support Equipment, including electrification, GSE pooling, blockchain technology and more. She assessed the current use of Ground Support Equipment at London Heathrow (LHR) and other airports and the impact of disruptive technologies in the future.

or Call Anushka on 07438 340550, alternatively email