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.

Upcoming courses
Term Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
Course only 13 February 2017 3 days Monday – Wednesday 9am–5pm £895 Coming soon
Course, Airport Study Tour and Airport Management Workshop 13 February 2017 5 days Monday – Friday 9am–5pm £1,495 Coming soon
Course and Airport Study Tour 13 February 2017 4 days Monday – Thursday 9am–5pm £1,190 Coming soon

Course content

The course covers the following presentations, as well as an optional airport study tour and airport management workshop:

Keynote speaker

  • Trends in the Airline Industry and their Impact on Airports
    Professor Rigas Doganis, Principal, Rigas Doganis Associates, and Non-Executive Director, EasyJet

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 

Aeronautical Charges

  • Aeronautical Charges
    Ian Stockman, Formerly Senior Research Fellow, Cranfield University
  • The Impact of Air Travel Taxes
    Joost Zuidberg, Researcher, SEO Aviation Economics
  • How Should Airports be Regulated: a Regulator’s Perspective
    Ken Cheong, Adviser for Economic Regulation, UK Civil Aviation Authority, and International and Former Head, CAA Price Control Team
  • 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: a US Case Study
    Ken Stevens, Formerly Director Corporate Real Estate and Airport Affairs, Alaska Air Group
  • 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
    Dr Anne Graham, Reader, University of Westminster

Optional

  • Airport Study Tour
    There will be an all-day visit to Birmingham International Airport with a particular focus on financial issues, low-cost carriers and the development of commercial activities.
  • Airport Management Workshop 
    This will provide 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.

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