Airline Business Simulation

AVA80020 12.5 Credit Points Off-Campus


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit will enable students to participate in a highly sophisticated airline simulation. The simulation requires analysis and decision-making skills in order to determine and test appropriate airline models in terms of aircraft and route selection, yield and pricing management, maintenance and cargo operations in a competitive environment.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Identify key financial, economic, management and marketing drivers that influence airline management strategies
2. Demonstrate competence in planning and establishing a virtual airline using the simulation software
3. Demonstrate an ability to manipulate a range of variables such as airfares, aircraft configurations, service profiles and levels to test the application of theory in a simulated environment
4. Provide suitable management strategies in response to competitive pressures
5. Demonstrate through individual written communications appropriate data and commentary indicating a sound grasp and application of theory that reflects trading activities of the virtual airline.