Airline Cost Conference

​Madrid, Spain
27 - 28 November
​IATA Madrid Office

In its 7th year this highly interactive conference is a two-day event featuring presentations and discussions with leading industry stakeholders. The objectives of the conference are to exchange ideas, operational experiences and to work together to build innovative solutions to common industry problems. The annual Airline Cost Conference (ACC) is an event hosted by the IATA Airline Cost Management Group (ACMG) covering, in detail, airline cost topics relating to various operational areas, such as flight operations, grounds operations and system operations.

Key Highlights

  • Financial outlook and main challenges
  • Testimonials from the airlines on how they use ACMG insight on their daily operations
  • The ACMG distribution cost benchmark
  • The impact of new regulations on passenger rights
  • A review of new accounting IFRS practices


Open for all airlines – no participation fee!

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*For non-airlines attendees who would like to register, please contact us at

​Whom you will meet

The conference is intended for the following professionals:

  • Airlines (General manager, director, VP and higher of purchasing, maintenance, finance, overhaul, engineering or technology)
  • Managers and directors who focus on: business development, contracts, customer service, engineering, inventory, IT/software, logistics, maintenance, supply chain, logistics, continuous improvement initiatives, financial analysis, cost control, fuel and emissions efficiency, business transformation, cargo
  • Senior aviation subject matter experts and academics/researchers
  • Senior data management and technology subject matter experts

Sponsorship Contact


View Sponsorship Prospectus (pdf)


Madrid, boasting a rich entertainment and culture offering. It has 6 UNESCO heritage sites near the city, with the largest art gallery in the world. It is a cosmopolitan city that combines the most modern infrastructures and the status as an economic, financial, administrative and service centre, with a large cultural and artistic heritage, a legacy of centuries of exciting history.

IATA Madrid Office, located at Torre Europa - Paseo de la Castellana 95, 1st Floor, 28046, Madrid, Spain

Travel arrangements
The recommended hotel lists can be accessed here (pdf).
For any assistance required for your travel arrangements (visa letter, preferred hotels, etc.) please contact

​View last year’s program (pdf)

List of 2018 speakers included:

  • Mr. Charles de Gheldere – Director, Travel Intelligence, FDS, IATA
  • Mr. Josua du Plessis - South African Airways - Head of Operational Research
  • Mr. Dimitri Tziortzis, Air Canada (Managing Director Financial Analysis)
  • Mrs. Jean Ruiz, Head, Data Industry Data Management, FDS, IATA
  • Mr. Jose Montoya, Avianca Holdings, S.A. – Director, Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Mr. Julian Keites Kinect Energy Group - Director, Fuel Risk
  • Mr. Mauricio Arteaga Airbus – Transformation Leader, Skywise Digital
  • Ms. Yuliya Gerasymchuk – Financial Manager, Ukraine International Airlines
  • Mr Henry Coles IATA - Head, Airline Distribution Standards
  • Mr. Sybren Hahn McKinsey & Company - Associate Partner
  • Mr. Attila Nagy Accelya – Director of Product Strategy
  • Alberto Fernández Tomé, Santander Bank, Digital Division (Head of Channels re-Imagination Area)

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

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