• Primary Program Transport and Urban Infrastructures
  • Research Interests Transport Demand Modeling, Impact Assessment of Transport Policies, Sustainable Transport and Transport Economics


Andres is a transport research fellow with over 20 years of experience in transportation. His research areas are focused on transportation planning, the macroeconomic impact of transportation policies, multi-regional input-output models, and integrated models for freight transport. Before joining KAPSARC, he was an associate professor and visiting lecturer in the Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria, Universidad de Los Andes, and Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. He was also a researcher in the Transportation Research Center – TRANSyT at the Technical University of Madrid in Spain. He has also worked on many transportation projects as a senior transportation consultant for public and private companies, at Bogota’s District Secretary Planning Office and the Bogota Metro Line 1 project with China Harbour Engineering Company.

Andres holds a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from the Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria in Colombia. He also has an M.Sc. degree in Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems from the MIT Portugal Program (Lisbon) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering Systems – Transportation from Madrid’s Technical University in Spain.


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  • Data Insights
  • KAPSARC journal article
Post-Covid Recovery of Air Traffic in Saudi Arabia

Post-Covid Recovery of Air Traffic in Saudi Arabia

The dramatic drop in air traffic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related travel restrictions has significantly impacted the aviation industry in Saudi Arabia and around the world. The sector has suffered considerable losses due to the reduction in passenger traffic.

25th May 2022
Aviation Fuel Consumed and Passengers Carried in Saudi Arabia

Aviation Fuel Consumed and Passengers Carried in Saudi Arabia

The air transport sector in Saudi Arabia has an important impact on the economy (e.g., job creation, gross domestic product, and gross value added). Over 690 routes are registered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for both domestic and international travel. There are currently 141 domestic routes. This data insight presents the fuel consumed and total passengers carried by the aviation sector over the past 10 years.

7th December 2021

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As a response to recommendations from the “Energy open data ecosystem, policy scenario models & tools” workshop series organised by KAPSARC since 2018, IEF and KAPSARC have jointly examined KAPSARC data and modeling resources to improve energy balance compilation with Saudi Arabia as a case study. The project successfully identified key opportunities and challenges in […]

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