BBA in Airport Management is a 3- year undergraduate course designed to train enrolled students to assume managerial and administrative roles in the Airport/Aviation sector. With the recent expansion of the airlines industry, both domestically and internationally, the number of personnel needed for its smooth operation has increased too, for addressing such areas as airport safety and security, technicalities, finances, etc. Trained professionals are hence required to serve in the industry.
The program primarily aims to train eligible candidates in managing staff, dealing with technical sections such as Air Traffic and Control, maintenance staff, cargo department, and coordinating between them efficiently. Areas of study covered in the course’s curriculum are:
Practical sessions, project work, as well as industrial training programs also form part of the course. The average fee charged in India for the course ranges between INR 30,000 and 5 lacs for the total duration. The average annual salary offered to successful graduates of the field lie between INR 3 and 10 lacs.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Graduate from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Direct admission to colleges, and entrance test in some cases.|
|Course Fee||INR 30,000 to 5 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 10 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Domestic and International Airports, Domestic and International Airlines, DHL, Cargo Services, Travel Agents, etc.|
In India alone, the aviation industry helps transport around 11 crore passengers every year. Hence, Airport Management ensures that flight operations run smoothly, passengers receive quality service, flights take off and land timely, security is maintained and commercial operations like duty-free shopping at airports, and airport retail return a good profit.
Listed here are the key skills that ideal candidates for the course would possess.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees in INR|
|Flying Goose Aviation Academy||Kochi||100,000|
|School of Airlines and Travel Management||Kochi||100,000|
|Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University [YCMOU]||Nasik||60,000|
|National College of Aviation||Chennai||100,000|
|Aptech Aviation and Hospitality Academy||Bangalore||80,000|
|Grand Scholar Aviation Institute||Bangalore||70,000|
|Institute of Logistics and Aviation Management, Bangalore|
|Kasturi Institute of Management Studies||Coimbatore||90,000|
|Remo International College of Aviation||Chennai||84,000|
|Aimfill International Institute||New Delhi||1,50,000|
As a minimum criterion of eligibility, the course requires the candidate to have attained the 10+2 qualification in any stream, preferably Commerce, from a recognized institute, and with a minimum aggregate score of 60%.
Students awaiting the final year examination’s results are eligible to apply too.
Eligible candidates aspiring to pursue the course are generally selected based on their performance at the 10+2 level. However, often candidates are needed to qualify a relevant entrance test, which may be followed by additional rounds of interview as the final stage in the process of selection.
Listed here are the main entrance tests conducted in the country for admission to the course.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Front Office Operations|
|Basics of Aviation|
|Airport Security Management|
|Cargo logistics and Management|
|Air traffic rules and regulations|
|Customer Care services|
|Airline Business Management|
|Cargo & Transportation Management|
|Customer Service for Global Clientele|
|Air Fares & Ticketing|
|Cargo & Transportation|
|Load Planning & DGR|
|Security & Legislation|
|Business Organization & Administration|
|The Airport Milieu|
|Resource Management at Airports|
|IT in the Airline Environment|
|Airline & Travel Management|
Such graduates are hired in capacities such as Airport Manager/Assistant Manager, Cargo Manager, Ground Staff Manager, Safety and Maintenance Manager, Customer Care Executive, and the like.
Some of the popular avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Airport Manager||At both large international airports and smaller municipal airports, they ensure a safe and efficient operation of the airport on a daily basis.||7 - 30 lacs|
|Cargo Manager||They supervise and coordinate the activities of the ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft/airplane cargo or baggage. They determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute the aircraft center of gravity.||5 - 8 lacs|
|Airport Ground Staff||They welcome passengers before an aircraft's take-off and after its landing. The airport ground staff and air operations personnel play a crucial role in areas such as commercial activities, airline operations and the running of airports. They work with the aircraft, crew, and customers to ensure that each flight is safe and pleasant.||3 - 4 lacs|
|Safety and Maintenance Manager||They oversee airport maintenance through human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, making schedules for, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees. They communicate job expectations, plan, monitor, appraise, and review job contributions, and plan and review compensations.||7 - 10 lacs|
|Airport Customer Service Agent||They resolve customer complaints via phone, email, mail, or social media. They reach out to customers and verify account information. They greet customers warmly and ascertain problems or reasons for calling, and assist with the placement of orders, refunds, and exchanges.|