Develop your airport's business dynamics

April 2016

Business is flourishing for Edinburgh Airport
Airport business operations profile

A study published last week has found that Edinburgh Airport is a booming GBP 1 billion (USD 1.42 billion) a year business, contributing greatly to the Scottish economy and supporting more than 23,000 jobs across the nation. The study predicts that in four years’ time Edinburgh Airport will be worth between 1.1 billion and 1.6 billion per annum and support 40,300 Scottish jobs.

Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive Gordon Dewar attributes the airport’s impressive economic growth to improved terminal infrastructure and new, direct international business connections to Scotland.

According to Dewar, Edinburgh Airport is working to ensure future business developments are approached with the guidance of the local council and the Scottish Government to “sustain the social and economic benefits of an airport that is Scotland’s principal gateway to the world.”

Read more about the study here.

Airport professional development

ACI's Certificate in Airport Business Operations provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of airport business operations, including economic and regulatory principles and the process of strategic, master and operations planning.

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

- Describe the major business dynamics of the airport industry;
- explain how the airport business has evolved, including different operating models;
- describe some of the contemporary challenges faced by airport managers;
- describe some of the important skills and knowledge that airport leaders will need to successfully manage airport businesses effectively in the 21st century;
- explain the purpose, key elements and processes involved in developing an airport master plan;
- and describe the various operating plans that are developed to establish and maintain consistent operations at airports.

Register here

En route to the Airport Operations Diploma Programme

The Certificate in Airport Business Operations is a pathway course to the Airport Operations Diploma Programme (AODP) - learn more here.

Also available in Spanish

The Certificate in Airport Business Operations is also available in Spanish. View the Spanish version here: Certificado en Operaciones de la Gestión Aeroportuaria.