Route Forecasting and Development (classroom)

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About the course

4-day (32 hours) classroom course

IATA Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) aviation training course


Get to know the leading methodologies for route forecasting to help you assess the performance of your network and plan for the future. Over 4 days, IATA’s Route Forecasting and Development virtual classroom course will show you how to forecast the profitability of potential new routes and analyse the impact of changes to the existing network. For every airline business model, accurate route planning and management is the key to maximize profitability. It requires a complex set of skills and data to find the right balance between scheduling, market demand and costs. You will learn the techniques for estimating demand, calculating financial impact via cost and revenue drivers, and understanding regulatory context, to plan future capacity adjustments to optimize your fleet and network.

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Course code: TALG-18

Course format

Prerequisites

  • Participants should have 3 years of Microsoft Excel proficiency.
  • 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.

Next class

Route Forecasting and Development (classroom)

Türkiye, Istanbul (TKAA-RTP)
30 July - 2 August, 2024
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 207917
English
USD 1,575
USD 2,025
Regular
USD 2,250

Registration


This class is offered in cooperation with Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy (TKAA).
A regional price applies to residents of Türkiye. Please refer to TKAA for the final price.

Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy (TKAA)
Ataturk Airport; Gate B 34149 Yesilkoy
Istanbul
Türkiye

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This is an RTP session with TKAA

Route Forecasting and Development (classroom)

United Kingdom, London (IATA)
9 - 12 September, 2024
Register before Aug 19, 2024 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 19 Aug
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 200832
English
USD 1,475
USD 1,925
Regular
USD 2,150

Find out more about our IATA Training Center in London hosted by Imperando, including details about the Training Center, a map to help you find it, and a schedule of all the upcoming courses being held in London.

Route Forecasting and Development (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
21 - 24 October, 2024
Register before Jul 21, 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 30 Sep
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 212467
English
USD 1,260
USD 1,620
Regular
USD 1,800

Find out more about our IATA Training Center in Singapore, including details about the Training Center, a map to help you find it, and a schedule of all the upcoming courses being held in Singapore.

Route Forecasting and Development (classroom)

Netherlands, Amsterdam (IATA)
2 - 5 December, 2024
Register before Sep 02, 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 11 Nov
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 200707
English
USD 1,260
USD 1,620
Regular
USD 1,800

Find out more about our IATA Training Center in Amsterdam, including details about the Training Center, a map to help you find it, and a schedule of all the upcoming courses being held in Amsterdam.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the main route demand drivers (historical capacity, O&D figures, fares, macros)
  • Apply industry methodologies for calculating and estimating route profile and profitability
  • Explain regulatory (bilaterals, designation, route rights) and commercial (slots, airport costs) issues
  • Make the differentiation between direct and connecting traffic, and the potential of interlining and partnerships
  • Develop your route profitability model and long-term capacity growth management approach

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • The importance of airline route profitability
  • Cross-functional inputs for route evaluation
  • Market demand and market share forecasting
  • Modelling cost and revenue inputs and drivers
  • Pricing and Yield growth forecasting over time
  • Yield management for new and mature routes
  • Cost drivers (stage length, airport costs, aircraft costs, flight costs, etc)
  • Route performance evaluation, KPI monitoring and long-term profitability management

Activities

  • Interactive exercises on route profitability
  • Practical exercises on cost and revenue forecasting
  • Case studies on route calculations and evaluations

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • 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
  • Aspiring beginners interested aviation careers

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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