Network, Fleet and Schedule Planning (LIVE Virtual Classroom)



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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 308 participants from 63 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

4-day (24 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Network, Fleet and Schedule Planning aviation training course

Advance your knowledge of the most impactful areas of airline decision-making! Financial results of every airline are a direct function of the quality of decisions related to fleet selection, network design and schedule planning. In IATA’s Network, Fleet and Schedule Planning course, you will expand your skills in strategic analysis, tactical planning and effective decision-making. You will learn about fleet choice trade-offs, network design implications and scheduling process intricacies. You will have the opportunity to practice how to make effective fleet choices and network decisions that suit your airline business model. The course is highly interactive and built on practical scenarios that allow you to apply and test your course learnings immediately and receive feedback from your training instructor and your peers.

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Course Code: TALM-26-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 24 hours to complete and be held over 4 consecutive days.
  • There will be 3 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 90 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 videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

Please verify your hardware, software and network to support your upcoming course with IATA Training.


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

Network, Fleet and Schedule Planning (LIVE Virtual Classroom)

Virtual Session Asia (IATA)
9 - 12 December, 2024
Register before Jun 09, 2024 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 Nov
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 201228
USD 1,155
USD 1,485
USD 1,650

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Define the best practices and main puzzle pieces in the airline business strategy planning cycle
  • Discuss the “frequency-capacity” dilemma and how market segments impact network planning
  • Explain the importance of inter-airline cooperation as a strategic network planning driver
  • Apply aircraft selection criteria and establish fleet strategy based on market data and available funds
  • Build and continuously fine-tune airline schedule based on available aircraft fleet and network plan

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Network strategies and optimization practices
  • Route network management processes
  • Airline revenues and supply-demand dynamics
  • Airline costs and their impact on network plan
  • Aircraft acquisition and financing methods
  • Fleet commonality issues and crew resources
  • Traffic flow (P2P vs O&D) and P&L forecasting
  • Ops constraints in the fleet planning process
  • Schedule design and planning (strategic and operational analysis)

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline directors, heads of function and C-suite/li>
  • Fleet planning, network and scheduling staff
  • Revenue management and pricing managers
  • Airline sales and business development staff
  • Airport strategic planning and route network development professionals
  • Commercial directors at aircraft manufacturers

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.

This course was a thought-provoking and mind-agitating source of knowledge, which is an instrument in optimum utilization of aviation assets resulting in a win-win situation for both the carrier and client.

- Anjum Raffi , UNAMID , December 01, 2023

This course was well balanced between theory and practice. I gained an in-depth understanding of all theoretical concepts, and exercises allowed me to apply what I had learned. This course taught me industry practices to optimize an airline network, improve fleet utilization and reach route profitability in the dynamic air transport market. The experienced and passionate instructor held everyone’s attention for the whole week. I would recommend this course to all colleagues as it was a very valuable experience for me.

- Lāsma Zajančkovska , Strategic Pricing Analyst airBaltic , December 01, 2023

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