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Airline Business Foundations (Classroom, 5 days)

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Understand how the airline industry works with this introduction to its commercial, financial and regulatory structures.

If you’re a new airline recruit or an aviation company with airline clients, this course will bring you up to speed on key airline business practices to help you succeed in the industry. Learn about the internal organization of airlines, the airport environment, and the external bodies that regulate them to understand what shapes airline strategies.

Course details

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Entry-level
Prerequisites: If you would like basic training about airlines, we recommend you take Introduction to the Airline Industry (distance learning) course.

What you will learn

This course will give you a solid understanding of:

  • An airline’s organizational structure 
  • Airline business models and financial structure
  • Common terminology used throughout the industry
  • Legal and regulatory framework

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Representatives from aviation-related companies conducting business with airlines
  • Airline business unit managers seeking to learn more about an airlines organizational structure
  • Managers new to the aviation industry


Additional information

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