Airline Financial Management (Classroom, 5 days)

Did you know that in the past 3 years, 105 participants from 16 countries have taken this course with IATA?


This course will provide you with a comprehensive review of financial analysis and modeling techniques used to resolve challenges faced by airline financial managers. You will learn how to resolve common problems faced by financial decision makers.

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: TALF-01

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is 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 salesperson in your region.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the “lease vs. buy” decision from a client's perspective
  • Apply the capital budgeting process
  • Identify and implement financial derivatives
  • Apply financial techniques to the airline industry
  • Utilize airline cost structure

Course content

  • Fuel hedging
  • Aircraft leasing
  • Capital budgeting
  • Time value of money
  • Risk and return
  • Financial statement analysis


  • Group discussions
  • Case studies

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Financial managers
  • Revenue managers
  • Operations, marketing, IT, legal and commercial aviation staff

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.

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