Airline Strategy and Supply Chains (ITLS6400)


Aviation is an international growth industry offering extensive commercial and employment opportunities in airlines, airports, banks, consultancies and other players along the aviation supply chain. This unit covers all aspects of international business and management along the aviation value chain from consumer, producer and investor perspectives. Students develop an understanding of the economics of operating airlines and other aviation entities, including implications of competitive strategies for the development of hubs and networks. The growth in air traffic particularly in the Asia/Pacific region is placing strains on aviation capacity and the unit thus covers forecasting and the role of the private sector in airline/airport development. The unit also examines the management and logistics of air services in remote regions. As a result of our strategic partnership with CAPA, students will have access to industry data bases, company information and aviation contacts/networks.

Further unit of study information


6 x 3.5 hr lectures, 3 x 3.5 hr seminars, 3 x 3.5 hr workshops. Refer to timetable for full details.


Assignments (50%), quiz (10%), presentation (20%), exam (20%)


Doganis R (2010) Flying Off Course
Wensveen JG (2011) Air transportation - A management perspective
Morrell PS (2011) Moving boxes by air
Morrell PS (2007) Airline finance

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules




ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.