Airport Financial Management (LIVE virtual classroom)

You can also take this course in-person, in a classroom:

Did you know that in the past 5 years, 49 participants from 25 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

Learn how to control costs and manage a profitable airport. Over the next decade, airports need to expand and diversify their business in order to keep up with the increasing demand for air travel and financing this development can be challenging. Improve your understanding of the air transportation system, and analyze current financial industry trends and how they impact your airport. Examine the importance of implementing strong management control systems and learn how to successfully forecast your business. Evaluate the benefits of efficient customer service and how it relates to a successful pricing strategy.

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Course Code: TAPG-14-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 15 hours to complete and be held over 5 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 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

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  • Participants should have knowledge of airport operations and business activities.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • 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.

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’.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss airport business drivers for financial success
  • Analyze the industry’s financial trends and their impact on airport strategy and operations
  • Assess airport financial performance
  • Recognize and accommodate the needs of customers for
  • Manage stakeholder relations
  • Evaluate privatization and re-structuring options

Course content

  • Current events in aviation
    • Liberalisation and competition; Airlines business models and implications for airports; Airport privatization
  • The airport business
    • Demand and business drivers; Pricing and economic regulation; Revenue and profitability; Cost control
  • The airport sector internationally
    • Operators; Benchmarking
  • Financial reporting and financial indicators
  • Managing airport privatization
    • Viability and objectives; Privatization plan; Risk management
  • Airport capital management
    • Capital funding sources; Attracting capital; Managing shareholder value

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airport managers wanting to reinforce their understanding of financial tools and business principles
  • Airport accountants, treasurers and controllers wanting to improve their understanding of airport operations and business drivers
  • Financial managers and analysts from the air transport industry at large

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:

Airport Strategic Management Diploma

Combine courses in the areas of planning, management and business development for a complete overview of airport strategy.

  • English
  • Español

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