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Global Aviation Competition/Antitrust Law (Classroom, 3 days)

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Gain a clear understanding of the relevant practical issues of EU competition substantive rules, as well as EU institutions and their rules.

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 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.


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

Next class

Jul 11 - Jul 13, 2018 - Belgium, Brussels (IATA)
2 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course, you will have the skills to:

  • Understand the impact of EU competition law on the aviation sector
  • Review the issues of compliance and enforcement through practical exercises and case studies, using real life examples
  • Analyze EU enforcement procedure and the increased cooperation between EU regulators and US, Canada and Asian competition enforcement agencies
  • Interpret EU competition rules, articles, agreements and regulations

Course content

  • Overview of EU Institutions
  • EU competition rules
  • Treatment of airline alliances and code share agreements
  • Dominant positions
  • Merger control
  • State aids to airports and airlines
  • Unfair pricing by non-EU Airlines
  • Compliance and enforcement
  • Private anti-trust litigation
  • Investigations by EU regulators
  • Civil litigation

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline in-house lawyers and compliance officers
  • Airline commercial managers
  • Airline managers responsible for alliance, codeshares, GDS and airport matters, seeking a better understanding of the airline competition rules

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

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