Understand how the airline industry works with this introduction to its commercial, financial and regulatory structures.
If you’re a new airline recruit or an aviation company with airline clients, this course will bring you up to speed on key airline business practices to help you succeed in the industry. Learn about the internal organization of airlines, the airport environment, and the external bodies that regulate them to understand what shapes airline strategies.
This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.
- This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
- Student performance will be based on an assessment
- There are no prerequisites for this course
- Recommended level is Entry-level
- The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.
|Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2019 - Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
6 additional classes are scheduled. See all
What you will learn
On completion of this course you will be able to:
Recognize an airline’s organizational structure
- Identify airline business models and financial structure
- Understand common terminology used throughout the industry
- Explain the legal and regulatory framework
Who should attend
This course is recommended for:
Representatives from aviation-related companies conducting business with airlines
Airline business unit managers seeking to learn more about an airlines organizational structure
Managers new to the aviation industry
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.
About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-house sessions. Our 300+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.
TestimonialAnita Mendiratta, International Strategic Advisor in Tourism & Development, Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO
Travel, tourism and trade today represent the heartbeat of nations working to unlock future opportunity. Central to this is aviation - the major artery of globalization enabling markets and destinations to come to life, connecting geographies, cultures and commerce to enhance the lives of literally billions. For this reason is it critical that practitioners in Travel & Tourism, as well as Trade, understand how global aviation really 'works', both strategically and operationally. As an advisor in tourism development, IATA's Airline Business Foundation has proven to be a perfect course (for non-aviation and aviation people alike) to understand the fundamentals of airline industry development, design and decision making - essential knowledge to strengthen my own thinking around aviation-dependent tourism and trade development.
Course participant, Qatar Airways
This was one of the most enthralling and enriching training experiences since the program began in 2012. The technique and procedure in the way the training was managed and conducted stood out and was more appealing than any other I have participated in. It was a pleasure knowing and learning from you and your experience in the aviation world, a great opportunity, and hope to do it again.''
Coventry University participant, Undergraduate Programme BSc (Hons) Aviation Management
IATA’s Airline Business Foundations course was fantastic in providing an overview of the business practices within the aviation industry. It was highlighted how vital it is to take into account continuous change and note the key challenges currently faced. Our instructor was excellent in relating their wealth of experience to the topics and identified how airline business models aim to achieve to elusive goal of profitability. I would highly recommend this course!