International Airport Operations


Course Introduction

The two year Diploma in International Airport Operations is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and well-rounded introduction to today's complex air cargo industry, giving them the skills and knowledge required for a head-start in their career at an airline, freight forwarder, or ground handling company.

Airport Operations is a growing, complex, and exciting industry that is in great need of responsible and skilled professionals. Our on-campus programme offers dynamic and innovative learning solutions for every aspect of air cargo operations, airport management and airport security, including business management and strategic planning, to give you the knowledge and practical training you need for a successful career ahead. 

Upon completion of this course, you'll receive a Diploma in International Airport Operations. 

  • Diploma
  • On Campus
  • Nairobi (and 2 more)
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Start Date: 10/01/2018 (and 2 more)
  • KSh 90,000
  • Per Semester

How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

The aim of this course is to train highly qualified personnel who can: 

  • Apply ground handling principles of air cargo.
  • Critically analyse the technical characteristics of aircrafts as they relate to air cargo planning, operations, and revenue management. 
  • Evaluate the basics of cargo management. 
  • Meet the international airport standards and regulations for the growing Freight and Forwarding industry.
  • Ensure efficiency, safety and security of the airport and cargo transportation as per the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Federation of Freight Forwarders (FIATA.) 


Winstone SambuliAirline and Cabin Crew and Airport Operation

What You Will Learn

This two year diploma is conducted on-campus at our Air Travel and Related Studies Centre. By combining theory with guaranteed work placements, students are provided with a comprehensive learning experience that extends well beyond the classroom. 

The course outline is as follows: 

  • International Airport Operations 
  • Introduction to International Cargo Operations 
  • International Dangerous Goods Regulations 
  • International Cargo Rating
  • Ground Operations Management 
  • International Airline Marketing

Where and when

Start DateLocation


Air Travel and Related Studies Centre

Rhino Park Road, Karen. ,Nairobi



Air Travel and Related Studies Centre

Rhino Park Road, Karen. ,Nairobi



Air Travel and Related Studies Centre

Rhino Park Road, Karen. ,Nairobi



What are the admission criteria?

A career in air cargo management is a rewarding and exciting one. In order to be considered for admission to this program, students must: 

  • Have a KCSE or equivalent. 

Certification obtained

Diploma in International Air Cargo Management

How do I apply?

Early application and enrolment is advised on all our courses, due to a high level of demand. To apply, you must: 

  • Fill in an application form before the admission date
  • Bring your KCSE Certificate and all other relevant documents to our main campus 
  • Call or visit us to check availability for your preferred course, if your admissions form is delayed 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This diploma will open you up to a world of exciting careers such as:

  • Airline cargo agent
  • Air traffic control officer
  • Ground handling officer
  • General cargo reservation staff

Payment options

The course fee for this program is 90,000 KES per semester. We offer a flexible payment option per semester as follows: 

  • 50% of course fee in the first month 
  • 25% of course fee in the second month
  • 25% of course fee in the third month 

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