Airport Management

1 to 22 March 2019 - University of Antwerp 

In the air transport chain, airports are crucial transfer points for passengers as well as cargo. The course will provide participants with insights into the key issues of airport management. Amongst others, different elements influencing the demand, supply, equilibrium and competitiveness of airports will be discussed. Furthermore, the role of different actors in the airport management process will be addressed. 

The course Airport Management includes a number of guest lectures from experienced industry professionals as well as well-known professors in the field of airport management. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to deepen their practical knowledge in a number of excursions organized during the course.

Guest speakers 2018:

  • Anne Graham (Westminster University)
  • Marcel Buelens (Egis, Antwerp Airport, Ostend Airport) 
  • Wouter Dewulf (University of Antwerp)
  • Björn Hassert an Guilian Preud'homme (Brussels Airport)
  • Tiago Lopes
  • Eddy Van de Voorde (University of Antwerp)
  • Nigel Halpern
  • Wilfried Covent (Brussels Airport)
  • Michael Stanton-Geddes
  • Bruno Desart (Eurocontrol)


  • Antwerp Airport
  • Amsterdam Airport
Course coordinator

Course coordinator

Franziska Kupfer obtained her master’s degree in 2007 at the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics. After graduating as a Transport Economist, she started working as an Academic Researcher at the Department of Transport and Regional Economy. In June 2012 Franziska finished her PhD about the airport choice for scheduled freighter operations in Europe and is now working as a post-doc researcher at the Department of Transport and Regional Economy. Her research interests include amongst others air transport and airport economics as well as general transport economics.