Airport Finance and Strategy

LocationMarylebone, Central London
FacultyArchitecture and the Built Environment

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.

Courses open for booking
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
12 February 2018 3 days Monday – Wednesday 9am–5pm £845*/£895 Book now

*Early-bird discount if booked by 12 January 2018

Course content

The course covers the following presentations:

Airport Privatisation and Investment

  • Airport Privatisation
    Professor Hans-Arthur Vogel, Professor of Aviation Management, International University of Applied Sciences, Bad Honnef-Bonn 
  • Airport Financial Management and Control
    Professor Hans-Arthur Vogel, Professor of Aviation Management, International University of Applied Sciences, Bad Honnef-Bonn
  • Valuation of Airports
    Professor Peter Morrell, Visiting Professor, Department of Air Transport, Cranfield University

Aeronautical Charges

  • Aeronautical Charges
    Dr Anne Graham, Reader, University of Westminster
  • The Impact of Air Travel Taxes
    Joost Zuidberg, Researcher, SEO Aviation Economics
  • How Should Airports be Regulated: a Regulator’s Perspective
  • How Should Airports be Regulated: an Airport’s Perspective
    Tim Hawkins, Corporate Affairs Director, Manchester Airports Group

Commercial Revenues

  • Overview of Airport Commercial Revenues
    Dr Romano Pagliari, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University 
  • Maximising the Potential from a new Airport Terminal Development: an International Example
    Frank Gray, Managing Director, CPI

Airports, Airlines and Facilities

  • 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 

Key Economic Issues

  • Airport Economics and Measuring Performance
    Dr Anne Graham, Reader, University of Westminster 
  • Economic Impact of Airports
    Eric Njoya, Research Assistant, University of Applied Sciences, Bremen
  • The Relation Between Aviation and Non-Aviation Revenues
    Max Schintlmeister, Managing Director, Klagenfurt Airport
  • The Sustainability Imperative
    Professor Callum Thomas, Chair of Sustainable Aviation, Manchester Metropolitan University


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

Airport Management Workshop – 15 and 16 February 2018

This workshop provides an opportunity for you to apply the material of the course and your own ideas and experiences to the challenge of considering a proposal from a low-cost carrier that wishes to commence service at your airport.