Air Transportation

The legal and transport policy framework: air traffic and air transport law (in particular, Chicago, Warsaw and Montreal Conventions), aviation organisations (ICAO and IATA in particular), air surveillance, regulatory authorities, air safety, the liberalization policy. Air transportation from the perspective of the airlines: the differences between passenger and cargo traffic (supply, demand and further development), the structure and organization of air transport services, cost structures in air transport, aviation financing Air traffic from the perspective of airports: the infrastructure, the organization, air and land based facilities, planning, construction and operations, airport management (aviation and non-aviation), inland transportation, noise generated by aircraft (the basics, noise protection zones) Air traffic from the perspective of air freight forwarders: activities, air freight, the structure of air freight, consolidation and air waybills, freight calculations with TACT

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Kummer, S.:(2010): Einführung in die Verkehrswirtschaft, Wien. Arnold, Dieter at al. (Hrsg.) (2008): Handbuch der Logistik, 3. Auflage, VDI, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg Martin, Heinrich (2009): Transport- und Lagerlogistik - Planung, Struk-tur, Steuerung und Kosten von Systemen der Intralogistik, 7. Auflage, Vieweg + Teubner, GWV Fachverlage GmbH., Wiesbaden Containerization International Air Cargo World, Air Cargo News, Airline Business, Air Transport World DVZ, ITZ

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentation, reflection, discussion

Assessment methods and criteria

final written exam

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Module "Verkehrsträger 1"


Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



3 WS



Learning outcome

After the completion of the course the students will be able to describe the specific aspects of the air mode of transport and classify it, including the upstream and downstream processes, in the overall context of the transport industry.

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