Air Transport Economics - University of Geneva (Classroom, 3 days)

Did you know that in the past 3 years, 83 participants from 28 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Benefit from IATA's unique vantage point in air transport economics. Examine key issues and concepts including how regulatory and state policies affect the aviation value chain and airline profitability.

This course is offered as part of the IATA-University of Geneva Aviation Management Program.

Course code: TCVG-67

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor / University of Geneva Professor.
  • This course has been customized into a three-day format for the IATA-University of Geneva Aviation Management program. It may be taken as a single certificate course, or as part of the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Avdipliation Management, or Executive MBA with specialization in aviation management.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • 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.

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Air Transport Economics - University of Geneva (Classroom, 3 days)

Switzerland, Geneva (UoG-AV-Virtual)
4 - 8 October, 2021
All prices are before tax. Class no: 140504 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,500
USD 2,500
USD 2,500

For more information, please contact:
Marie-José Escudero
Program Coordinator, Executive Education
Bureau Uni Pignon 604
42 bd du Pont-d'Arve
CH - 1211 Genève 4


Tel: +41 22 379 89 75

You can also apply online at least two weeks prior to the course start.

IATA - University of Geneva Advanced Studies in Aviation Management application form

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What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the industry value chain to encourage new thinking
  • Build confidence in order to utilize ATE course skills in the workplace
  • Analyze economic issues affecting air transportation
  • Think strategically about the economic issues affecting air transport in the areas of concern to civil aviation authorities, particularly those CAA’s whose managerial concerns range from airport management to aviation system management

Course content

  • Course Introduction
    • Air transport economics course program and evaluation process
  • Air Transport Economics
    • Identify airline, airport, air navigation provider, and Civil Aviation Authority drivers
  • Air Cargo Economics
    • Key demand and supply factors affecting air cargo sector
  • Regulatory Framework
    • Study of state regulatory structure that addresses main state responsibilities
  • Low Cost Carrier Model
    • How new models of airline business operations are changing industry structure
  • Air Transport Value Chain
    • Value Chain concept and industry relationships
  • Economic Regulation
    • Identify the rationale for regulating industry pricing
  • Air Transport Pricing
    • Identify the major industry pricing strategies
  • Air Transport Privatization
    • Private sector participation options and trends
  • Air Transport Economic Impacts
    • The role of air transportation in global economy and best-practice approaches

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Corporate and executive staff from airlines and airports
  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Air Navigation Service Providers
  • Ground operations service providers
  • Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers and other operational staff
  • Representatives of aviation business

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.

Participants enrolled in the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Aviation Management will benefit from receiving an academic diploma from both University of Geneva and IATA.

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