Air Transport Master Classes

Certification Programme


This program, Air Transport, is designed to support (international) professionals in air transport-related matters with a background in economics or management by addressing the many challenges and rapid changes the industry is facing. It consists of three separate courses:

• The course Air Transport Economics & Business will provide participants with a sound knowledge and understanding of key economic management and regulatory issues affecting the air transport industry.

• The course Airport Management gives insights into the key issues of airport management, zooming in on the role of different actors and discussing aspects influencing the demand, supply, equilibrium, and competitiveness of airports.

• Finally, the course Air Transport Pricing Strategies reviews pricing as a key strategic tool in air transport and discusses both traditional and innovative pricing systems in relation to spill rates, rate reduction and restrictions, dynamic slot allocation, etc.

The course provides a truly unique international experience and engages participants with interactive teaching and evaluation methods. All courses include guest lectures from high-level industry professionals as well as renowned academics in the field of air transport. Through excursions and company visits participants will also get the opportunity to deepen their practical knowledge.


The Air Transport Master Classes, delivered in partnership with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), are part of the Master in Maritime and Air Transport Management and are designed to support (international) professionals in air transport-related matters with a background in economics or management in addressing these challenges and changes.

Learning Objectives

After this course, you will (be):

  • understand the role, business economic functioning and competitive strategies of all actors in the aviation value chain;
  • understand the relationships between the different actors in the aviation value chain;
  • understand the impact of public policy and regulatory issues that shape the air transport industry;
  • understand the economic and financial concepts relevant to the air transport industry;
  • understand the commercial pressures faced by airline managers;
  • able to carry out independent research about a problem or topic affecting the current air transport industry;
  • familiar with the different facets of airport management;
  • aware of the different actors playing a part in airport management and their underlying relationships;
  • able to analyze and solve specific problems of airport management;
  • able to prepare, carry out and follow up policy related advice concerning the broader area of airport management;
  • able to critically assess the management of an airport;
  • able to critically assess your own research results or solutions to complex cases concerning airport management;
  • able to comprehensively present and report your results in good English, adapted to the target audience.

You will understand key concepts on:

  • the scope of economic and financial effects produced by pricing;
  • the scope of price and revenue optimization;
  • the role of pricing in business development strategies;
  • strategic diversification related to capacity allocation, overbooking, markdown, etc.;
  • non-uniform pricing;
  • pricing with supply constraints;
  • pricing under public service obligations constraints;
  • pricing for policy analysis.


All classes take place from 9 AM to 5 PM.

  • Air Transport Economics & Business
  • (10 days – 6 credits)
  • Airport Management
  • (10 days – 6 credits)
  • Air Transport Pricing Strategies
  • (10 days – 6 credits)

Target Population

These courses are designed for:

  • young potentials working in the air transport industry, for government or regulatory agencies or in aviation consultancy;
  • employees with a few years of experience who wish to broaden their understanding of the industry and to get up-to-date on recent industry developments;
  • people working in related fields such as finance, aircraft manufacturing, economic development or tourism, who deal with air transport related issues.

Targeted professionals are among others airport, airlines & ground handling company managers, air traffic control managers, public administration, economical and technical regulators, government at regional, national & EU levels, as well as investors in the air transport industry.

Programme Website

Programme Courses

Air Transport Economics and Business
Air Transport Economics and Business
Airport Management
Airport Management
Air Transport Pricing Strategy
Air Transport Pricing Strategy
Degree: Certification
Language: English
Duration: 30 Days
Tuition Fee: 11,280.00 EUR

FEES per course (excl. VAT):

• On campus: € 3.760