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Air Transport Economics - University of Geneva (Classroom, 3 days)

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Benefit from IATA's unique vantage point in air transport economics. Examine key issues and concepts including how regulatory and state policies affect the aviation value chain and airline profitability.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

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What you will learn

  • Understand the industry value chain to encourage new thinking
  • Build confidence in order to utilize ATE course skills in the workplace
  • Analyze economic issues affecting air transportation
  • Think strategically about the economic issues affecting air transport in the areas of concern to civil aviation authorities, particularly those CAA’s whose managerial concerns range from airport management to aviation system management

Course content

Course Introduction

  • Air transport economics course program and evaluation process

Air Transport Economics

  • Identify airline, airport, air navigation provider, and Civil Aviation Authority drivers

Air Cargo Economics

  • Key demand and supply factors affecting air cargo sector

Regulatory Framework

  • Study of state regulatory structure that addresses main state responsibilities

Low Cost Carrier Model

  • How new models of airline business operations are changing industry structure

Air Transport Value Chain

  • Value Chain concept and industry relationships

Economic Regulation

  • Identify the rationale for regulating industry pricing

Air Transport Pricing

  • Identify the major industry pricing strategies

Air Transport Privatization

  • Private sector participation options and trends

Air Transport Economic Impacts

  • The role of air transportation in global economy and best-practice approaches

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Who should attend

  • Corporate and executive staff from airlines and airports
  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Air Navigation Service Providers
  • Ground operations service providers
  • Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers and other operational staff
  • Representatives of aviation business

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.

Participants enrolled in the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Aviation Management will benefit from receiving an academic diploma from both University of Geneva and IATA.

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

Additional information

This course has been customized into a three-day format for the IATA-University of Geneva Aviation Management program. It may be taken as a single certificate course, or as part of the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Aviation Management, or Executive MBA with specialization in aviation management.

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