Airport Financial Management (classroom)



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

About the course

5-day (40 hours) classroom 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

Course format


  • 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

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

Airport Financial Management (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
10 - 14 April, 2023
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 172451
USD 2,795
USD 3,595
USD 3,995
Seats selling fast

2 additional classes are scheduled

Airport Financial Management (classroom)

Spain, Madrid (IATA)
22 - 26 May, 2023
Register before May 01, 2023 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 171994
USD 2,695
USD 3,495
USD 3,895

Airport Financial Management (classroom)

Sweden, Stockholm (IATA)
16 - 20 October, 2023
Register before Apr 16, 2023 to take advantage of the 25% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 25 Sep
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 173000
USD 2,096
USD 2,696
USD 2,996

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

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • 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.

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