Network, Fleet and Schedule Planning (classroom)

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 997 participants from 113 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

4-day (32 hours) classroom course

Contribute to your company’s success by learning how to develop a profitable network fleet plan and an effective flight schedule. In this 4-day course you will expand your planning and management skills and better understand the scheduling process, tactics and strategies that airlines should adopt in order to be more profitable. Learn how to make effective fleet choices, how to create a schedule that is aligned with the airlines’ strategy, and review passenger traffic demand, flight schedule data.

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

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Course code: TALM-26

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.


  • 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

Network, Fleet and Schedule Planning (classroom)

Spain, Madrid (IATA)
6 - 9 September, 2022
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148342
USD 1,750
USD 2,250
USD 2,500
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2 additional classes are scheduled

Network, Fleet and Schedule Planning (classroom)

Canada, Montreal (IATA, ACCET Accredited)
4 - 7 October, 2022
Register before 13 Sep, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148376
USD 1,650
USD 2,150
USD 2,400

Please check if you are eligible to travel to Canada before you complete your registration.


The IATA Training Center in Montreal is ACCET Accredited

Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa. Do you need an eTA? Apply for your eTA (a CAD 7 fee applies).

Please note that travelers or if you are booking for someone else, are responsible to request their visas through varying designated channels (consulates and/ or third party companies) in due time.

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.

These regional discounts will be applied in addition to any qualifying early bird promotion.

As per the detailed procedure on our tax page, non-Canadian residents do not pay sales taxes if they advise us prior to their purchase.

Montreal Training Center information

Network, Fleet and Schedule Planning (classroom)

United Kingdom, London (IATA)
29 November - 2 December, 2022
Register before 29 Aug, 2022 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 08 Nov
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148493
USD 1,400
USD 1,800
USD 2,000

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Know how company revenues and profitability depends on the network and fleet plan
  • Understand key market and route forecasting
  • Implement successful network and scheduling strategies and tactics
  • Review passenger traffic demand, flight schedule data and optimization tools
  • Make effective fleet choices and business strategies and tactics
  • Create a schedule aligned with the airlines’ strategy
  • Improve aircraft and fleet utilization

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Network strategies and optimization
  • Processes involved in optimizing an actual route network
  • Airline economics and costs; supply and demand dynamics; passenger traffic demand and market estimation
  • Passenger traffic flow; point-to-point versus true origin-destination
  • Route and network determinants
  • Fleet planning and management; operational constraints in the planning process
  • Strategic and operational analysis related to fleet
  • Schedule design and planning

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Network planning personnel
  • Market planning staff
  • Marketing and sales staff
  • International relations staff

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.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Network Development and Management Diploma

This diploma provides the basis and practical know-how to effectively develop the skills required to achieve key commercial objectives.

  • English
  • Español

Revenue Management Diploma

Are you looking for a career in Revenue Management?

  • English
  • Español

Airline Management Diploma

Gain the skills to anticipate, respond, and adapt to the demands of a changing industry.

  • English
  • Español

Additional content


Anjum Raffi, UNAMID
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.

Lāsma Zajančkovska, Strategic Pricing Analyst airBaltic
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.

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