The Catchment Area People

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Contact (Imprint)

This page has been developed and is brought to you by OHG
Rheinring 3c
38120 Braunschweig
Tel. +49 (531) 2957 5259

Trade Register: Braunschweig
HRA 201816
VATid: DE305789342

Managing Director: Yulia Barthel

Always listen to the experts!
They tell you that it is impossible
and why you can not do it.
When you know that: Go Ahead!

You can contact us by eMail (firstname@...) classic phone at +49 (531) 2957 5259, via Skype ( or WeChat (BarthelEU). We are also available on FaceTime, Viber or WhatsApp (number on request). For info about the geographic coverage of our data, please check here.

Aside our News-Blog, we also maintain a company page on LinkedIn, where we also post the latest news and developments, raise and answer questions and generally communicate with our followers. If you are interested in such information we encourage you to follow us there!

The Mission provides instant and affordable insight to high quality, competitive airports' catchment area analyses, enabling understanding of the ground based potentials. Just as MIDT-like data enabled this for passenger based analyses. With the difference that this works also for route feasibility studies where no previous MIDT data exists.

The Team

Yulia BarthelJürgen Barthel
Until I married Jürgen and moved to Germany I worked in the Russian travel industry. In my last position, I have been the manager of the Moscow Office of an American hospitalitiy industry company.
As the office manager for, I handle all administration, communications, including preparations of sales activities, marketing events and screen shots. And I also run some of the more complex analyses.
With three decades and a professional network in aviation, logistics, IT and marketing, I'm considered a research expert, creatively combining existing solutions, changing the aviation industry ... again.
During the startup phase of I support Yulia on the technical and marketing side.

Our sincere thanks also go to the supporters of our development, namely our mapgician Stefan Schramm, our mathemagenie Ori Pomeranz, the supporters of our crowd-funding early 2015, Niall McCabe, Oli Arzt, Michael and others. Our thanks goes to all the people at UBM Routes for the support with ideas and video footage for our teaser video. For more such footage, also thanks to kind authorization given by British ATC NATS. Thanks also to Cora, Mathias, Reimar for their very good ideas, as well as the legion of people working at national statistics and cadastre offices as well as Eurostats we bothered throughout the past four years.


All Information on has been compiled from official sources, such as Eurostat and the national statistics and cadastre offices, information received directly from airlines, airports and their associations, Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap and other information publicly available on the Internet. If you have questions about our source of specific information, simply contact us, to avoid copyright claims, we do keep file of our sources.

As with all large data amounts being compiled from individual, varying sources, despite all reviews and bugfixing efforts, errors may happen. As such, we expect you to inform us of any errors that you identify or assume and we will verify and if necessary correct them as quickly as possible! As we find such errors often also in the source data and we correct such errors frequently ourselves, we take no liability resulting from such errors on our data, except if they have been the result of gross or wilful neglect on our side.

Images + Data Used

Throughout our activities, we happily refer to a quote by Richard Branson which became our Mantra in the development of The quote was originally published in 2012 on Twitter, the image published on the referred page - this page does no longer exist. Despite our understanding of rightful use of the quote/image published there, we unsuccessfully tried to contact Virgin/Mr. Branson for an official approval. Should you represent Mr. Branson and wish us to remove this quote, please contact us!

In our teaser video we used movie footage we registered at Pond5 as well as free footage courtesy UBM Routes and British ATC NATS.

Airport or Airline Logos or images used remain the sole property of their rightful owners. As mentioned in the disclaimer, we do keep file of our sources, so in case of concerns, simply contact us at your convenience!

In the print detail page we also provide the Seasonality Variety in Demand factor. Excel tool can be found on

The national cadastre offices of Croatia, Denmark, Romania and Scotland have kindly provided municipality-level map data that we use within our mapping applications.

External Links

Our collection of links is incomplete. We take no warranty whatsoever for the links to work as external links happen to get updated without them notifying us. If you miss a link or encounter a dead link, simply inform us. We love to hear from you!

We refer to information in and their Route Shop, as well as the Route Exchange for airports. This is a link into these services, as we do not intend to duplicate their (commercial) information. In case of and The Hub we sometimes use their information to manually double-check some own data as a quality control measure.
In case of Wikipedia, we extract the extract of their airport pages using the Wikipedia API. We keep a cached copy of this information that we recheck now and then, so updates may not be instantly refreshed. We do work to complete the Wikipedia references, if we don't link a specific airport yet, please let us know.

As we run large amounts of data, we cannot review all external websites. We had cases where the official link changed, we usually use links that are also used in Wikipedia. Should there be (legally) questionable links, please do inform us so we can check and take the approbriate action.

Aside usage of OpenStreetMap's Administrative Boundaries and Leaflet, we have also received detailed map data so far courtesy of the cadastre administrations of Croatia, Denmark, Portugal, Romania and the United Kingdom.