Air Transport Economics (Classroom, 3 days)

Some of these topics are also explored in the following virtual classroom course:

Did you know that in the past 4 years, 237 participants from 40 countries have taken this course with IATA?


The course will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts of economic analysis, with specific application to airline operations and the air transport industry. You will learn how these tools can be used to assess current and emerging industry trends and issues – including the role of regulation and state policy decisions. Crucially, you will gain an understanding of how these analytical tools and frameworks can be incorporated into business and strategic planning and this knowledge applied in your workplace. By the end of the course you will be able to identify key air transport system components and their related economic drivers.

Prior industry experience is useful to fully understand course content, although topics are accessible to new industry professionals.

Note: For in-company courses, the content can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course code: TCVG-49

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Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • Industry experience and knowledge of common aviation and economic terms would be an advantage but not mandatory.
  • 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

Next class

Air Transport Economics (Classroom, 3 days)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
27 - 29 September, 2021
Register before 06 Sep, 2021 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 06 Sep
All prices are before tax. Class no: 132874 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,860
USD 2,420
USD 2,700

1 additional classes are scheduled

Air Transport Economics (Classroom, 3 days)

United Kingdom, London (IATA)
29 November - 1 December, 2021
Register before 29 Aug, 2021 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 08 Nov
All prices are before tax. Class no: 132437 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,568
USD 2,016
USD 2,240

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and explain key economic concepts, as they relate to the air transport industry
  • Analyze air transport issues using various economic frameworks and tools and learn how they can be applied in the workplace
  • Understand the impact of public policy and regulatory frameworks on air transportation
  • Identify and assess the main long-term issues and challenges facing the industry

Course content

  • Fundamental principles of economic analysis
  • Key concepts of air transport economics
  • Main drivers of industry growth
  • Current state of the industry (guest speaker)
  • Economic regulation, competition & cooperation
  • Long-term issues and challenges

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline managers
  • Aviation professionals
  • Civil Aviation Authorities

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.

Additional content


Egas Chioco, Saide Junior & Sandra Ganancio, Mozambique Airport
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.

Ersin Koc, Turkish Airlines
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.

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