Aviation Law for Route Network Development (Classroom, 4 days)

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


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.

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

Course code: TALL-17

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 4 days (32 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 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

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Next class

Aviation Law for Route Network Development (Classroom, 4 days)

United Kingdom, London (IATA)
27 - 30 June, 2022
Register before 27 Mar, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 06 Jun
All prices are before tax. Class no: 148478 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,400
USD 1,800
USD 2,000

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

  • 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

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  • 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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