Air Transport Economics (classroom)



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About the course

3-day (24 hours) 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

Course format


  • 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

In-house training

To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.

Next class

Air Transport Economics (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
28 - 30 October, 2024
Register before Jul 28, 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 07 Oct
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 201654
USD 1,400
USD 1,800
USD 2,000

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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 all exercises and exams. 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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