School of Aviation
AVIA 1901 Airline Economics


The prime objective of the course is for students to obtain an appreciation of the main drivers in the economics of a rapidly changing industry.

Learning Outcomes

The students should also be able to analyse the broad economics of a simple airline route and be aware of management actions to improve the result:

  • To examine the aviation industries economic structure both past current and project the future directions.
  • To study the impact of the regulatory environment on airline economics and the impact of deregulation in various markets.
  • To study the markets in respect of the price for travel and how airlines maximise revenues across different segments with reference to elasticity‚Äôs of income and price.
  • To study the cost structure of airlines and the ways that efficiency can be improved.


Mr Stevan Sipka


To be advised.

Required Text

Doganis, R. Flying off Course - The Economics of International Airlines (3rd Edition).

Recommended Texts

  • Wells, A. - Air Transportation: A Management Perspective.
  • Tretheway, M. and Oum, T. - Airline Economics.
  • Holloway, S. - Straight and Level: Practical Airline Economics (2nd Edition)

Learning Resources

The University of New South Wales provides a range of resources to help students develop their skills and to realise their full potential. The Learning Centre, located at the entrance to the Library provides guidance material, which is also available on-line.

In particular, students may wish to access the following:

Note-Taking Skills
The Basics of Essay Writing
Answering Assignment Questions
Report Writing FAQs
The Basics of Studying for Exams
Surviving Exams
Exam Skills
The American Psychological Association (APA) Referencing System