Air Transport Economics (LIVE virtual classroom)



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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 423 participants from 38 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

3-day (18 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Air Transport Economics aviation training course

IATA’s Air Transport Economics course will equip you with the know-how of the key economic concepts and how they apply to aviation. You will learn how economic scarcity influences airline decision-making. The course will define key performance indicators (KPIs) in aviation and give an up-to-date overview on major aviation trends, economic developments and the industry outlook. You will learn about the role that airlines play in critical macro-economic activities such as job creation, social mobility and economic development. The course will outline the rationale of how and why airlines cooperate and compete and contextualize the roles of authorities and the application of regulatory economic frameworks to safeguard against anti-competitive activities to ensure long-term economic development.

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Course code: TCVG-49-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 18 hours to complete and be held over 3 consecutive days.
  • There will be 3 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 90 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

Please verify your hardware, software and network to support your upcoming course with IATA Training.


  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the B2B Training Specialist in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

Next class

Air Transport Economics (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Americas (IATA)
10 - 12 September, 2024
Register before Aug 20, 2024 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 27 Aug
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 208665
USD 1,468
USD 1,916
USD 2,140

Air Transport Economics (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
9 - 11 December, 2024
Register before Sep 09, 2024 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 25 Nov
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 201471
USD 1,254
USD 1,613
USD 1,792

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize how fundamental economic concepts apply to aviation and influence airline decisions
  • Explain how airlines support and develop economic activity and contribute to job creation opportunities
  • Discuss the international regulatory framework that governs how airlines compete and cooperate
  • Elaborate on the most relevant contemporary economic developments and the industry outlook
  • Apply learnings from the course to your day-to-day decision-making and strategic planning activities

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Scarcity and principles of economics
  • Economics of the travel and aviation industry
  • The role of airlines in job creation and economic development
  • Competition and cooperation in the industry
  • Regulatory economic framework
  • Impact of economic shocks

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Policymakers and CAA professionals
  • Aviation commercial and finance managers
  • PR, Brand and Corp Comms professionals
  • Customer-facing airline flight and cabin crew
  • Customer service and pax handling managers
  • Beginners interested in aviation careers

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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.

- Ersin Koc , Turkish Airlines , December 01, 2023

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

- Egas Chioco, Saide Junior & Sandra Ganancio , Mozambique Airport , December 01, 2023

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