Aviation Law for Route Network Development (classroom)



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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 85 participants from 12 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

4-day (32 hours) classroom course

IATA Aviation Law for Route Network Development aviation training course

Are you interested in route network development but you believe that law courses are only for lawyers? Think again! This course has been developed for anyone that wants to learn about aviation law in the context of route development, and it will help you strengthen your understanding of the context and requirements of international air law, air service agreements, open skies agreements and traffic rights. Demonstrate sound skills in applying aviation law in the context of route development and opening of new destinations. Learn how to negotiate both public air law treaties and agreements needed for successful route and destination development.

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Course code: TALL-17

Course format


  • Recommended level is Entry-level and 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

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.

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Aviation Law for Route Network Development (classroom)

United States, Miami (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
10 - 13 October, 2023
Register before Jul 10, 2023 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 19 Sep
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All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 172007
USD 1,450
USD 1,865
USD 2,072


The IATA Training Center in Miami is ACCET Accredited

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Summarize the key outcomes of the Chicago Convention 1944 and its importance for aviation
  • Analyze and classify different scenarios against each Freedom of the Air
  • Analyze bilateral air services and open skies agreements
  • Describe the concepts and provisions of code sharing, interlining, operational leases and their respective agreements
  • Negotiate air services and other agreements necessary for operating new routes and opening new destinations
  • Summarize the formal requirements of flight operations and opening new routes / destinations

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Public international air law
    • The Chicago Convention 1944
    • Sovereignty and Freedoms of the Air
    • Bilateral and multilateral agreements on international air transportation (Open Skies)
    • Yamoussoukro Declaration 1999
  • Airline cooperation for route expansion and development
    • Code sharing, interlining and leasing
    • Contract negotiation
    • Essential requirements
    • Contracting process
  • Procedures and permits
    • Overflight permit and charges
    • Air operator permit
    • Crew and landing permit
    • Securing airport slots
    • Ground services agreements


  • Case studies
  • Group discussions
  • Exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline managers and route developers
  • Government officials involved in the air transport sector
  • Aviation professionals in related fields seeking an understanding of the international aviation 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.

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