Air Transport Policy and Planning

LocationMarylebone, Central London

Airports increasingly present a major infrastructure constraint to meeting the demand for air travel. Expansion of air services often conflicts with other government policy objectives and is becoming a highly contentious topic. Meanwhile, the regulatory framework for air transport continues to evolve. This seminar aims to address a number of key issues of interest to airport and airline planners and managers and those formulating air transport policy.

Measures to expand airport capacity will be considered in relation to both terminals and runways and the interaction with surface transport. Economic and environmental issues will be interpreted. The implications of airline strategies for airports will be addressed, with particular reference to changing patterns of passenger demand and airline operations. Methods for improving the efficiency of operations will be evaluated, including research needs in forecasting and marketing. Government policy in the UK and other countries will be discussed.

We will consider the following topics:

  • measures to expand airport capacity in relation to both terminals and runways and the interaction with surface transport
  • economic and environmental issues
  • the implications of airline strategies for airports, with particular reference to changing patterns of passenger demand and airline operations
  • methods for operating airports more effectively, including research needs in forecasting and marketing
  • government policy in the UK and other countries

Who is this course for?

The seminar has been designed to appeal to a wide range of participants including airport and airline planners, managers and operational staff, aviation specialists in government departments, analysts from aircraft manufacturers and consultants.

This air transport seminar has been designed to appeal to a wide range of participants including airport planners, managers and operational staff, airport specialists in government departments, airline executives involved with airport planning, analysts from aircraft manufacturers and consultants.

Upcoming courses
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
11 March 2019 3 days Monday to Wednesday 9am–5pm £845*/£895 Coming soon

*Early-bird discount if booked by 4 February 2019

Course content

The course will include the following lectures

  • Current Issues In the Economic Regulation of Aviation (including alliances, anti-trust, unfair competition and consumer rights
    Jamie Baldwin, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College
     
  • Understanding Air Travel Behaviour and Passengers' Choice of Airport
    Professor Stephane Hess, Professor of Choice Modelling and Director of the Choice Modelling Centre, ITS, University of Leeds
     
  • Developing an Airport for Air Cargo
    Alain Decors, Managing Director, AirFreight Development Worldwide
     
  • Air Travel Taxes in Europe
    Joost Zuidberg, SEO Economic Research
     
  • Brexit - The Possible Impact on Aviation
    Dr Barry Humphreys, Bkh Aviation
     
  • Airport Capacity and Management Issue
    Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster 
     
  • Policy Challenges and African Aviation
    Eric Njoya, Lecturer In Air Transport, University of Huddersfield
     
  • Managing the Effects of Aircraft Noise
    Graham Lake, Formerly Director General, Canso
     
  • Remote Technologies at Airports
    Mike Pearson, Director, Helios
     
  • New Runway Options For Heathrow
    Tom Carter, Vice-Chairman, Msp Solutions
     
  • Airport Demand and Capacity Decisions
    Ken Stevens, Formerly Director Airport Affairs, Alaska Air Group
  • Open Skies Rollback and Re-Regulation: Consequences for Global Aviation
    Jamie Baldwin, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College
     
  • Airline Competition Issues:  A Case Study of London and New York
    Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster

 

General Information

The course fees include:
  • Morning and afternoon coffee/tea and lunch each day 
  • Tour of historic London pubs on the Monday evening (participants pay for their own food and drink on the pub tour)
  • Theatre visit on the Tuesday evening
  • Seminar lecture notes

Air Transport Policy and Planning Seminar
All sessions will be held in Room L195.

Monday 12 March

9.30am – 10.30am Open Skies Rollback and Re-Regulation: Consequences for Global Aviation
Jamie Baldwin, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College
10.30am – 11am Coffee
11am – 12pm Airline Competition Issues: A Case Study of London and New York
Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster
12pm – 1pm Airline and Airport Negotiations: Policy Considerations
Ashley Dexter, Director of Commercial Finance, London City Airport
1pm – 2.30pm Lunch
2.30pm – 3.30pm Air Travel Taxes In Europe
Joost Zuidberg, Seo Economic Research
3.30pm – 4pm Tea
4pm – 5pm Policy Challenges and African Aviation
Eric Njoya, Lecturer in Air Transport, University of Huddersfield

 

Tuesday 13 March

9.30am – 10.30am Airport Capacity and Management Issues
Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster
10.30am – 11.30am Managing the Effects of Aircraft Noise
Graham Lake, Formerly Director General, Canso
11.30am – 12pm Coffee
12pm – 1pm New Runway Options For Heathrow
Tom Carter, Vice-Chairman, Msp Solutions
1pm – 2.30pm Lunch
2.30pm – 4pm Current Issues In The Economic Regulation Of Aviation (Including Alliances, Anti-Trust, Unfair Competition and Consumer Rights)
Jamie Baldwin, Adjunct Associate Professor, University Of Maryland University College
4pm – 4.15pm Tea
4.15pm – 5.15pm Developing an Airport for Air Cargo
Alain Decors, Managing Director, Airfreight Development Worldwide

 

Wednesday 14 March

9.30am – 10.45am Brexit - The Possible Impact on Aviation
Dr Barry Humphreys, Bkh Aviation
10.45am – 11am Coffee
11am – 12pm Remote Technologies at Airports 
Mike Pearson, Director, Helios
12pm – 1pm Airport Demand and Capacity Decisions 
Ken Stevens, Formerly Director Airport Affairs, Alaska Air Group
1pm – 2.45pm Lunch
2.45pm – 5pm Understanding Air Travel Behaviour And Passengers' Choice of Airport (Including Workshop)
Prof Stephane Hess, Professor of Choice Modelling and Director of the Choice Modelling Centre, Its, University of Leeds
(Tea will be provided)