Air Transport Pricing Strategies

The course was live broadcasted in May 2020!
Prof. Macário, together with guest lecturers offer the students the complete programme via e-platform. 
This way interaction is still possible between professors and students!

8 March to 19 March 2021

The air transport sector is often seen as a kind of laboratory for the design and implementation of new pricing mechanisms. The course Air Transport Pricing Strategies zooms in on pricing as a key strategic tool in air transport and considers in detail the various aspects of its theoretical underpinning

Traditional as well as innovative pricing systems are discussed in relation to spill rates, rate reduction, rate restrictions, dynamic slot allocation, multiple discount classes and route assignment.

The scope of the course extends beyond airlines to the pricing strategies of other players in the air transport sector.

Guest speakers 2020:

  • Prof. dr. Eddy Van de Voorde
  • Prof. dr. Siri Strandenes
  • Dr. Vasco Reis
Course coordinator

Course coordinator

Rosário Macário, has degrees in Business Economics and Management, MSc and PhD in Transportation Systems, Habilitation (DSc) in Civil Engineering.

Professor and Researcher in Transportation at the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georresources at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Universidade de Lisboa ( and Lecturer at the University of Antwerp, Department of Transport and Regional Economics (Belgium).

She occupies the following international positions:  Chair of International Relations in the World Conference on Transport Research Society;  Editor in Chief of the Scientific Journal "Case Studies on Transport Policy" published by Elsevier;  Executive Board of Directors of the Center of Excellence for Research on “BRT- ALC Bus Rapid Transit – Across Latitudes and Cultures” (  and, President of the Shareholder Assembly of the private company TIS.PT (

She has extensive experience in Transport Policy and Practice and previous to her academic career worked 20 years in the Airline and Airport Business as Flight Operations Officer.