Maria Fabrikarakis is a Managing Director with The Meehan Aviation Group and has nearly 25 years of air service consulting experience working with airports of all sizes. Maria specializes in all areas of air service development including strategic business case analysis and planning, route forecasting for domestic and international routes including profitability estimates, strategic plan studies, airport passenger traffic forecasts, economic impact analysis, cargo demand analysis, market demand forecasting and catchment area/leakage studies. She has extensive experience identifying and analyzing new air service opportunities for airport clients world-wide. Her expertise is in the quantification of passenger and revenue projections and the development of operating airline cost expectations for proposed route opportunities. Her detailed analysis and compelling business cases have been instrumental in creating numerous successful air service plans resulting in new airline service for many clients including the first transpacific, African and Middle East for major U.S. airports. Some of the airports Maria has assisted in attracting new airline service include Boston, Denver, Houston Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Miami, Ontario, Washington Dulles, and Worcester. Overall, Maria’s extensive list of clients have included large, medium, and smaller airports in North America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America/the Caribbean.
During the pandemic, Maria has worked with airport clients on strategic planning and recovery efforts including passenger demand forecasts to quantify the expected period of recovery for both domestic and international demand.
On the airline side, Maria has experience conducting strategic planning efforts for a large U.S. airline and is an expert in analyzing and calculating route level, hub level and carrier level revenue, expenses, and profitability for U.S. major, regional and low-cost airlines.
Maria holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She previously worked for two world-renowned aviation consulting firms – first at SH&E/ICF and then at InterVISTAS. Her last position at InterVISTAS was as Vice President of Network Strategy where she led a team of analysts on air service development efforts for airport clients.