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Airline Management and Operations

Managing an airline includes scheduling, planning networks, maintenance of aircraft, staffing, customer service and more.

You will gain the expertise necessary to navigate the many aspects of managing an airline. You will gain a broad exposure to aviation management including a strong focus on airline operations. Your courses will provide insights into how the world’s airlines make daily business decisions.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

Plan of Study

Airline Management and Operations Webpage

Transfer to Airline Management and Operations

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

School of Aviation and Transportation Technology
(765) 494-2782

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Careers in Airline Management and Operations

  •   Revenue analyst
  •   Route network planning analyst
  •   Airline marketing analyst
  •   Crew scheduler
  •   Maintenance scheduler
  •   Airport customer service analyst
  •   Flight operations analyst

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