We will be tailoring our delivery of our short courses in the year ahead, in accordance with Government guidance on physical distancing, with the safety, health and wellbeing of our University community at the heart of our decisions. This may mean that your chosen short course will be delivered online. We will notify you of any changes to the currently planned mode of delivery as soon as possible.

Whatever the way you start your Westminster experience - online, on campus or a blend of these - you can be assured of a warm welcome at our University, where your wellbeing, the quality of our teaching and your learning experience, are our priorities.


Course summary

This short course aims to address key demand and supply issues in air transport, assess forecasting methodologies and discuss future strategies. 

The air transport world faces major challenges at the current time in addressing volatile fuel prices while catering for demand which is rising again, following the recent recession in many markets. A number of principal airports are severely congested while the airline industry remains fiercely competitive. A thorough understanding of the nature of demand coupled with the knowledge of how to effectively manage capacity will be essential for success in this fast-changing commercial environment.

Who is this course for? 

We have designed the course to appeal to a wide range of participants, and will consider both airport and airline aspects of air transport.

The course is ideal for airline executives, airport managers, aviation specialists in government departments, analysts from aircraft manufacturers and consultants working in the field of air transport.

Course structure

Content previously included:

  • Modelling airport demand and supply
  • Developments in yield management
  • Demand and supply in developing markets
  • The 4 c’s: airport capacity, carbon, customer service and competition
  • Schedules, frequency and capacity data
  • Airport capacity and slot allocation
  • Capacity analysis of baggage systems
  • Forecasting air traffic and distribution of demand
  • Aircraft acquisition and financing
  • Ideas for modelling air transport demand

Our tutors

Dr Nigel Dennis is Head of the Air Transport Unit, co-ordinating the aviation research and teaching activities at the University of Westminster.  He has carried out consultancy work for many clients including British Airways, Ryanair, DHL, BAA and the European Commission, and has published numerous papers and articles.

He is course leader of the Air Transport Planning and Management MSc and has taught airline planning on the existing Master's degree programmes for 20 years.

Frances Kremarik is a Lecturer in Air Transport at the University of Westminster, specialising in air transport surveys and data, along with the North Atlantic market.

  • Stan Abrahams, Aviation Consultant (formerly Chief Statistician, UK Civil Aviation Authority)

  • Jamie Baldwin, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College 

  • Andy Hofton, Consultant, Airline Dynamics Consulting

  • Valentijn van Spijker, Researcher, SEO EconomicsStephen Wainwright, Director, Steer Group 

  • Andy Yates, Principal Operational Research Consultant, Mott MacDonald 


This course will run in autumn 2021. Bookings will open in the upcoming months. If you have any questions about the course in the meantime, please get in touch with us via the details at the bottom of this page.

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

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