Airport Master Planning (Classroom, 5 days)


The key to effective planning is a combination of strong processes, strategic long-term analysis, and attention to daily realities. Develop your strategic business planning skills and prepare a road map for operating your airport business and measuring its progress.

This course will help you understand the principles of demand forecasting and the forecasting process, incorporating new standards from the Airport Design Reference Manual (ADRM version 11, 2019). Study ways to design and implement reliable ground access, airside facilities, passenger processes, as well as security and baggage systems.

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

Course Code: TAPP-08

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


  • Participants should have knowledge of airport layout, operations and facilities
  • 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

Next class

Airport Master Planning (Classroom, 5 days)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
31 August - 4 September, 2020
Register before 10 Aug, 2020 for a USD100 discount
Please register by 10 Aug
All prices are before tax. Class no: 109889 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,590
USD 3,330
USD 3,700

2 additional classes are scheduled

Airport Master Planning (Classroom, 5 days)

Canada, Montreal (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
5 - 9 October, 2020
Register before 07 Jul, 2020 for a 20% discount
Please register by 14 Sep
All prices are before tax. Class no: 109890 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,590
USD 3,330
USD 3,700


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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.

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Montreal Training Center information

Airport Master Planning (Classroom, 5 days)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
7 - 11 December, 2020
Register before 08 Sep, 2020 for a 20% discount
Please register by 16 Nov
All prices are before tax. Class no: 109887 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,590
USD 3,330
USD 3,700

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Develop a master plan that integrates the strategic objectives of your business
  • Apply reliable forecasting to your business
  • Understand both terminal and airside capacity management
  • Provide reliable passenger processes and services at your airport

Course content

  • Airport strategic planning
  • Forecasting demand
  • Planning ground access
  • Terminal capacity management
  • Airside capacity, planning and management
  • Capacity management using computer simulation
  • Passenger terminal design and capacity management
  • Concession planning
  • Airport operations support and security systems
  • Facilitation and security
  • Passenger baggage systems

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  • Exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for airport managers in:

  • Operations
  • Planning
  • Marketing
  • Development

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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