Airline Business Foundations with Management Game (classroom)

You can also take this course online in a LIVE virtual classroom setting:

Did you know that in the past 3 years, 652 participants from 56 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

3-day (24 hours) classroom course

Understand how the airline industry works with this highly interactive 3-day course, using a mixture of modules on different aviation topics, classroom discussions, and an airline video game allowing participants to create and manage their own airline! Learning will be mainly driven by instructor-led classroom activities, including lectures, discussions, and case studies. In support of these, a web-based management game, IATA Airlines Manager Business Edition, will offer participants opportunities to apply their learning in an immersive, playful, yet realistic environment.

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

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Course Code: TALG-01

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.

Prerequisites

  • Recommended level is Entry-level.
  • 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 salesperson in your region.

Next class

Airline Business Foundations with Management Game (classroom)

United States, Miami (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
13 - 15 July, 2022
Register before 22 Jun, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 22 Jun
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148510
English
USD 1,440
USD 1,880
Regular
USD 2,100

Accett

The IATA Training Center in Miami is ACCET Accredited


A regional course discount (up to 10% discount) is available for classroom courses at IATA Training Centers in the Americas (excluding Canada).

To claim the discount, enter 'LatAmTraining' in the promotional code field during your registration. The discount will be deducted automatically from the course price. This discount will be applied in addition to any qualifying early bird promotion.

Miami Training Center Information

2 additional classes are scheduled

Airline Business Foundations with Management Game (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
20 - 22 September, 2022
Register before 20 Jun, 2022 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 30 Aug
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148617
English
USD 1,232
USD 1,584
Regular
USD 1,760

Airline Business Foundations with Management Game (classroom)

Canada, Montreal (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
7 - 9 December, 2022
Register before 06 Sep, 2022 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 16 Nov
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 149902
English
USD 1,232
USD 1,584
Regular
USD 1,760

Please check if you are eligible to travel to Canada before you complete your registration.


Accett

The IATA Training Center in Montreal is ACCET Accredited


Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa. Do you need an eTA? Apply for your eTA (a CAD 7 fee applies).

Please note that travelers or if you are booking for someone else, are responsible to request their visas through varying designated channels (consulates and/ or third party companies) in due time.

A regional course fee (15% discount) is applied to course participants residing in Canada who attend classes at the Montreal Training Center. To claim the discount, enter YMQ-LOCAL in the promotional code field during your registration. The discount will be deducted automatically from the course price.

These regional discounts will be applied in addition to any qualifying early bird promotion.

As per the detailed procedure on our tax page, non-Canadian residents do not pay sales taxes if they advise us prior to their purchase.

Montreal Training Center information

Carleton university might contribute students to this session through IATA Academic Partnership

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Summarize key economic, political, revenue and cost trends in today’s environment
  • Describe and understand the major commercial functional areas of an airline
  • Develop practical initiatives to improve revenues, increase productivity and reduce costs
  • Use common aviation terminology to present the industry legal & regulatory framework
  • Use the online game – Airline Manager Business Edition – to develop and use a high-level business plan for a virtual airline start-up

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Industry awareness
  • Airline business models and financial structure
  • Airline alliances
  • Revenue forecasting and revenue management
  • Airline regulation and environment
  • Airline marketing

Activities

  • Daily sessions with the web-based Airline Management Game to experience the challenges of running an airline
  • Case studies
  • Exercises
  • Group discussions

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline managers seeking a broader view of the industry beyond their own function
  • Managers new to the industry
  • Representatives of aviation related companies and suppliers to the airline industry

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.

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

Aviation Policy and Regulations Diploma

An overview of the regulatory and legal regimes, as well as the international industry affairs applicable to all aspects of the aviation industry.

  • English
  • Español

Network Development and Management Diploma

This diploma provides the basis and practical know-how to effectively develop the skills required to achieve key commercial objectives.

  • English
  • Español

Airline Management Diploma

Gain the skills to anticipate, respond, and adapt to the demands of a changing industry.

  • English
  • Español

Additional content

Testimonial

Anita Mendiratta, International Strategic Advisor in Tourism & Development, Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO

Travel, tourism and trade today represent the heartbeat of nations working to unlock future opportunity. Central to this is aviation - the major artery of globalization enabling markets and destinations to come to life, connecting geographies, cultures and commerce to enhance the lives of literally billions. For this reason is it critical that practitioners in Travel & Tourism, as well as Trade, understand how global aviation really 'works', both strategically and operationally. As an advisor in tourism development, IATA's Airline Business Foundation has proven to be a perfect course (for non-aviation and aviation people alike) to understand the fundamentals of airline industry development, design and decision making - essential knowledge to strengthen my own thinking around aviation-dependent tourism and trade development.

Course participant, Qatar Airways
This was one of the most enthralling and enriching training experiences since the program began in 2012. The technique and procedure in the way the training was managed and conducted stood out and was more appealing than any other I have participated in. It was a pleasure knowing and learning from you and your experience in the aviation world, a great opportunity, and hope to do it again.

Coventry University participant, Undergraduate Programme BSc (Hons) Aviation Management
IATA’s Airline Business Foundations course was fantastic in providing an overview of the business practices within the aviation industry. It was highlighted how vital it is to take into account continuous change and note the key challenges currently faced. Our instructor was excellent in relating their wealth of experience to the topics and identified how airline business models aim to achieve to the elusive goal of profitability. I would highly recommend this course!

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