Professional Certificate Course, *AMPAP Elective
Delivery: Classroom
Duration: 5 days

This course provides airport managers with a broad overview of the airline industry. It focuses on raising participant awareness of the underlying marketing, financial, operational and competitive factors that influence airline viability.  Participants will investigate how the sensitivity of airline profitability impacts airline management decisions and analyze the principles of airline economics, costs and pricing.The course develops both passenger and cargo models, and assess the individual characteristics of low-cost carriers and business only airlines.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe typical airline commercial and operational priorities
  • Appreciate the fast-moving nature of airline activities and relate then to airport management
  • Describe the key characteristics of aircraft selection and network planning
  • Understand how air cargo differs from passenger markets
  • Explain the rationale behind current alliance strategies

Target Audience

  • Airport General Manager/Executive Director
  • Airport Operations Directors, Managers and staff
  • Airport Marketing and Commercial Managers
  • Airport Public Affairs and Communications Directors, Managers and staff
  • Civil Aviation Authority Officials
  • World Business Partners

Course Content

  • Airline revenues and costs
  • Airport operational and network planning
  • Air cargo economics
  • Airline alliances and Low Cost Carriers
  • Airline business planning
  • The Airline Business Challenge - group assignment simulating the management of an airline against competitors

Upcoming sessions

Dates Location Member / WBP Price Non-Member Price
Available in 2023 TBD US$1,765 US$2,465

This course is part of the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP)

ACI and ICAO established a formal partnership to provide accessible, affordable and universally available specialized management training to the global airports community. This initiative gave birth to the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP).

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*AMPAP electives