Air Cargo Route Profitability (LIVE virtual classroom)



Did you know that in the past 4 years, 27 participants from 12 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

1-day (8 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Air Cargo Route Profitability aviation training course

It is imperative for airlines and logistics companies purchasing cargo capacities to economize every single cent and employ their assets efficiently to cut down expenses and enhance profitability. This involves meticulous analysis of information and intelligent judgments. One of the fundamental elements, which define the future, is route profitability. This course provides you with a helicopter view of methods to determine whether a specific course of action is rewarding or not, during a given time period. It will empower you to make rapid decisions on whether to alter, supplement or exclude routes from your network or schedule.

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Course Code: TCGG-49-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 8 hours to complete and be held over 1 day.
  • There will be 2 sessions, each session will be 120 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 60-minute video-supported real-time exercise.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

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  • Participants must hold a valid Certificate from the IATA Cargo Business Foundation course; and should have prior knowledge of air cargo business processes.
  • 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 B2B Training Specialist 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’.

Next class

Air Cargo Route Profitability (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Americas (IATA)
16 July, 2024
Register before Jun 25, 2024 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 01 Jul
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 200976
USD 350
USD 480
USD 545

Air Cargo Route Profitability (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
17 October, 2024
Register before Jul 17, 2024 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 03 Oct
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 201467
USD 360
USD 464
USD 516

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Acquire an in-depth managerial realization how profitability depends on network and schedule planning
  • Develop, maintain and implement a basic network strategy plan aimed at achieving the performance targets defined
  • Maximize the network-wide profit through flight selection, aircraft rotation planning and routing
  • Recognize the delicate balance between route profitability and network contribution
  • Be aware of key elements for profitability
  • Identify cost and revenue optimization opportunities
  • Be familiar with cost elements and cost allocations

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Network and schedule planning methodologies
  • Cargo airline economics and dynamics
  • Flight operation cost structure
  • Pros and cons of hub-systems and deregulation
  • Forecasting systematics
  • Traffic flow, schedule design and planning
  • Processes involving network optimization
  • Data analytics including period type, operational information, traffic type, cost, revenue and profit
  • KPI Structures including cost KPIs, operational KPIs, revenue KPIs and other KPIs
  • Tools to measure and monitor route profitability
  • Post flight analysis

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Air Cargo and logistics executives, management, high-potential and future leaders
  • Functional managers recently transitioned or will soon transition into a business leadership position

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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