Certificate in Airport Business Operations


The ACI Certificate in Airport Business Operations provides participants with an understanding of airport business operations including economic and regulatory principles, how airports are organized 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 and 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
  • Describe key aspects of airport financial management and explain the economic impact of airports on their communities
  • Understand the history of regulation in the aviation industry, why certain regulations were established and the importance of having an international aviation framework in place
  • Describe the various airport ownership and management models that have evolved and the increasing involvement of the private sector in airport development
  • Understand the strategic planning process including its purpose, key elements and the relationship between the strategic plan and other airport plans
  • Explain the purpose, key elements and processes involved in developing an airport master plan
  • Describe the various operating plans that are developed to establish and maintain consistent operations at airports

Course Content

The ACI Certificate in Airport Business Operations consists of the following seven modules:

  1. A Complex and Dynamic Business
  2. Airport Economics
  3. Regulatory Framework
  4. Airport Organisation
  5. Airport Strategic Planning
  6. Airport Master Planning
  7. Airport Operations Planning

Course info

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 15 Hours
  • Level: Certificate
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$695.00 USD

Course Reviews

What people are saying about this course

Velana International Airport, Maldives

One of the best online aviation courses I have completed so far. I recommend this course to newcomers and existing staff dreaming of having a successful career in aviation.

Mohamed Simaan Abdul Moomin

Officer, Ramp Safety and Standards

San Diego International Airport

This course was extremely beneficial, challenging and informative. A must take for any airport supervisor/management level and up.

Joy Freeman

Manager, Employee Safety and Wellness

Sangster International Airport, Jamaica

This course was very extensive as it covered a broad range of aspects in airport business operations. The objectives were clearly defined and the content easy to follow. The course provided invaluable information and is integral to any individual involved in the airport community. Thank you to ACI’s OLC for identifying and delivering well needed courses.

Kereen Sampson

Human Resources Assistant

I came into aviation sector without any background knowledge but this program gave me a good overview. I’m now confident and shall better perform my role in my company. I shall strongly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to enter or is already in the sector. The course content is excellent with good coverage of all the essential elements of both air side and the terminal. I want to thank ACI for this course – I’m glad that I did this course to gain deeper knowledge of the sector. Thank you, Regards


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