Course summary

This Airport Finance and Strategy course provides an insight into the key economic and financial issues crucial to airport managers and planners around the world.

It is designed to set up a forum where airport directors, airport financial managers, government officials and others directly involved with airports can informally discuss and explore these key issues.

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for airport directors, airport managers concerned with finance or planning, directors of civil aviation or their senior staff, airport consultants and airline managers concerned with airport operations and airport charges.

Course fees

Airport Finance and Strategy Symposium (10–12 February):
Early bird registration by 12 January 2020: £845
Standard Symposium fee: £895

Airport Management Workshop (13-14 February): Additional £295

Course structure

In addition to the core presentations, you can book the following as an add-on:

  • Airport Management Workshop (Thursday 13–Friday 14 February 2020)

There will be an Airport Management Workshop which will provide an opportunity for delegates to apply the material of the course and their own ideas and experiences to the challenge of considering a proposal from a low-cost carrier that wishes to commence service at your airport. A second exercise will analyse the financial performance of an airport.

Download the Airport Finance & Strategy Symposium February 2020 programme below.

2019 symposium programme presentations

  • The Impact of Privatisation
    Professor of Air Transport and Tourism Management, University of Westminster
  • Valuation of Airports (on Thurs 13 Feb)
    Professor Peter Morrell, Visiting Professor, Department of Air Transport, Cranfield University


  • Airport Economics and Aeronautical Charges
    Professor Anne Graham, Professor of Air Transport and Tourism, University of Westminster
  • How Should Airports be Regulated: a Regulator’s Perspective
    Elly Shafran, Senior Regulatory Policy Adviser, Economic Regulation, Civil Aviation Authority
  • How Should Airports be Regulated: an Airport’s Perspective
    Tim Hawkins, Chief Strategy Officer, Manchester Airports Group

  • Maximising Retail and Food & Beverage Sales in Airports
    Dr Romano Pagliari, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University 
  • Managing Airport Commercial Activities
    Dr Romano Pagliari, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University
  • Maximising the Commercial Potential from a new Airport Terminal Development: a US Case Study
    Ken Stevens, Formerly Director Corporate Real Estate and Airport Affairs, Alaska Air Group
  • Airport Commercial Development: A Case Study
    Frank Gray, Managing Director, Concession Planning International

  • Service Suppliers to Airlines and Airports
    Ken Stevens, Formerly Director Corporate Real Estate and Airport Affairs, Alaska Air Group 
  • The Impact of Low-Cost Carriers
    Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster 
  • Impact of Airline Industry Trends on Airports
    Professor Rigas Doganis, Chairman European Aviation Club and Formerly Non-Executive Director easyJet
  • Airport Financial Incentives to Airlines (On Thur 13 Feb)
    Dr Nigel Halpern, Associate Professor, Air Transport and Tourism, Kristiania University College, Oslo

  • Airport Strategy
    Professor Anne Graham, Professor of Air Transport and Tourism Management, University of Westminster
  • The Relation Between Aviation and Non-Aviation Revenues
    Max Schintlmeister, Managing Director, Airport Excellence
  • Drivers of Airport Economic and Financial Performance
    Peter Mackenzie-Williams, Aviation Consultant
  • The Impact of E-Commerce
    Ian Lowden, Principal, Lowdexx Aviation


The early bird discount applies if the course is booked more than four weeks before the start date.*

Start date
Mode of delivery
Day and time

Mode of delivery

Onsite classroom

Day and time

Monday - Wednesday


3 days


£895 (£845*)


This course is taught at our Marylebone Campus in central London, within easy walking distance of Regent's Park and Marylebone High Street.

 Accessibility: Together with AccessAble, we have created online Disabled Access Guides for our buildings.