Demand Analysis and Capacity Management

LocationMarylebone, Central London
FacultyArchitecture and the Built Environment

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.

Upcoming courses
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
31 October 2018 3 days Wednesday to Friday, 9am–5pm £845*/£895 Coming soon

*Early-bird discount if you book by 24 September 2018.

You can book Demand Analysis and Capacity Management and Market Research for Air Transport together for £1195*/£1295  (subject to availability).

Course content

The course includes the following presentations:

  • Modelling airport demand and supply
    Marco Kouwenhouven, Consultant, Significance
  • Developments in yield management
    Jerry Foran, Product Delivery Manager, British Airways plc
  • Demand and supply in developing markets
    Andy Hofton, Consultant, Airline Dynamics Consulting
  • The 4 c’s: airport capacity, carbon, customer service and competition
    Paul Behnke, formerly Director, Economics, ACI World
  • Schedules, frequency and capacity data
    Alastair Rivers, Client Services Manager, FlightGlobal
  • Airport capacity and slot allocation
    Stephen Wainwright, Director, Steer Davies Gleave
  • Capacity analysis of baggage systems
    Andy Yates, Principal Operational Research Consultant, Mott MacDonald
  • Forecasting air traffic and distribution of demand
    Stan Abrahams, Aviation Consultant (former Chief Statistician, UK Civil
    Aviation Authority)
  • Aircraft acquisition and financing
    Jamie Baldwin, Aviation Consultant & Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College 
  • Ideas for modelling air transport demand
    Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow

Visit to London City Airport 

On Friday 3 November, a visit has been arranged to view this unique airport in the heart of London. A presentation will be followed by a tour of the terminal and runway facilities. The seminar will finish at London City Airport at 3.30pm on Friday, giving delegates the opportunity to fly home from London City (connections are available via European hubs to many additional points without direct service) or sufficient time to transfer to other London airports for evening flights.