International Air Law for Lawyers and Legal Professionals (Classroom, 5 days)


Strengthen your understanding of the context and requirements of international air law, air service agreements, open skies agreements and traffic rights. Demonstrate sound skills in applying airline liability regimes and international security treaties. Learn how to negotiate both, public and private international air law treaties.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the Chicago Convention 1944, its importance for aviation and what led to bilateralism
  • Analyse and understand the Freedoms of the Air
  • Analyse and understand private international air law instruments on liability (Warsaw system and ground liability) and its provisions
  • Describe the concepts and provisions of code sharing, interlining and their respective agreements

Course content

  • Public International Air Law
  • The Chicago Convention 1944
  • Sovereignty and Freedoms of the Air
  • Multilateral agreement on international air transportation (Open Skies)


Private International Air Law (liability rules) Warsaw and Montreal Conventions

Third party surface damage claims

Code share agreements and liability


International aviation security regimes

Who should attend?

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline in-house counsel
  • Aviation lawyers in private practice
  • Government officials involved in the air transport sector
  • Lawyers in related fields seeking an understanding of the international aviation industry

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

  • International Air Law Diploma
  • Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs Diploma