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Air Transport Economics (Classroom, 5 days)

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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 234 participants from 41 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Leveraging IATA know-how look deeper into economic and policy developments affecting the global air transport industry. Examine Financial Forecasts, Industry Outlooks, profitability, regulations.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training.

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Management and Professional
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2020 - France, Paris (IATA)
3 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Analyze economic issues affecting air transportation
  • Understand the impact of public policy and regulatory frameworks on air transportation and the value chain concept

Course content

  • Transportation regulation and public policy: regulatory frameworks
  • ICAO, ACI and IATA relationships
  • The value chain concept
  • Air cargo economics
  • Deregulation and Low Cost Carriers (LCC)
  • Economic impact studies

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • ANS providers
  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Airline managers
  • Airport managers

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-company sessions. Our 200+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.


Egas Chioco, Saide Junior & Sandra Ganancio, Mozambique Airport
Air Transportation Economics was one of the best courses we have ever attended. The training center, materials and facilitation was excellent. It was very inspirational, bringing lots of ideas, with both theory and some exercises. We had opportunity to learn from the instructors experiences and from the other participants, which contributed to interesting and focused discussions.

Ersin Koc, Turkish Airlines
The course was very useful and provided lots of substantial and in-depth knowledge. The instructor shared very valuable experiences with us, and I have personally gained an enormous amount of knowledge in Air Transportation Economics that will be applied to my current and future duties. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone working in, or interested in the field of air transportation.

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