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Airport Management for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

Incheon, Republic of Korea, August 28~31, 2018

I. Background

Air transport has become an essential part of our life. With the increasing global mobility, the aviation industry has been recognized as a powerful source of economic, social and cultural development. Moreover, it has totally changed the way of our travel, interactions and businesses. As the number of domestic and international passengers are expected to reach six billion, doubling the levels of 2011[1], well-managed air transport systems are urgently needed to ensure the long-term benefits of the aviation industry.

With these global trends, airport management has been highlighted as one of the most important drivers of local and regional economies and engines of progress worldwide. Amongst 8.7 million jobs generated by the total aviation industry in 2012, airports accounted for 5 percent of these jobs[2], which highlights the important role they play in the industry. The need for airport management has immensely risen in the Asia-Pacific region, in particular, considering the largest passenger air traffic of this region with 33 per cent of total world air transport in 2016[3]. Moreover, the outlook, which forecasts that the international tourist arrivals in Asia and the Pacific will reach 535 million by 2030 with the annual increase of 4.9 per cent[4], also stresses the important role of airport management for sustainable development in this region.

Acknowledging the significant influence of airports on the coming years, international organizations have announced their commitments to help achieve the United Nations SDGs in terms of airport management. International Civil Aviation organization (ICAO) has committed to developing solutions for sustainable civil aviation, which promotes economic and social growth while reducing its environmental footprints.[5]Airports Council International (ACI) has also announced to share the UN’s objectives by  protecting environment, boosting economic growth, ensuring inclusive education and promoting lifelong learning and building resilient infrastructure.[6]

Joining the concerted efforts of the international community, this workshop provides a venue for participants to understand the comprehensive framework of the airport industry and global trends of future airport systems through various lectures and group activities. Best practices on airport management will be presented, offering opportunities to explore well-designed airport management strategies around the world. There will be sessions to discuss and share good policies and practices in the context of the UN SDGs. Finally, the workshop will help local actors effectively develop relevant policies to achieve social, environmental and economic benefits in the long term.

II. Event objectives

The workshop aims to build capacity of participants on airport management policy, whilst promoting awareness and recognition on the importance of sustainable airport management. For the capacity building, this event will;

·          Provide an opportunity for the local governments and cities in the Asia-Pacific region to exchange policies and best practices on airport management through city-to-city cooperation;

·          Promote a learning atmosphere between cities and establish a strong network which can be utilized after the workshop;

·          Offer a venue for knowledge sharing and discussion and motivate participants to implement sustainable airport management policies, placing the UN SDGs in the center of the policy.

III. Learning objectives

At the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to:

·          Understand the trends regarding airports and policy development in the context of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda;

·          Have a basic understanding of airport management for sustainable development and deepen the ideas of sustainable practices of airport management;

·          Utilize the lessons learned from the cases of airport management in various regions;

·          Understand the economic impacts of airports on the regional development, recognizing the importance of environmental protection for sustainable development of airports.

·          Coordinate partnerships to effectively promote the benefits of airports with civil societies, governments and local entrepreneurs.


IV. Content and structure

The training will be composed of the following sessions:

·          Airport Management and the UN SDGs

·          Industrial Insight on Airport Management

·          Designing an Effective Business Framework

·          Airport Marketing Strategy

·          Airport Development Strategy

·          Managing Environmental Factors

·          Airport Service and Profitable Commercial

·          Airport Commercial Strategy: a Case Study of Incheon International Airport

·          UNITAR-Developed City-Share Methodology

·          Field visit to Incheon Aiport Control Tower and Seoul

** Sessions are flexible to changes. **

V. Methodology

The training will be comprised of:

·           Lectures and presentations by experts

·           Self-assessment exercise

·           Group work and discussion

·           Action plan presentation

·           Field visit to well-managed touristic spots

VI. Target audience

Central/local authorities and representatives from NGOs, regional and community-based organizations, academic and training institutions and other local actors, who are working in the field of airport management within the Asia-Pacific region.

** Participants should have a sufficient command of both written and spoken English.

VII. Event detail

·           Event type              Workshop (training program)

·           Date                         28 - 31 August 2018     

·           Venue                      Incheon Airport Aviation Academy, Republic of Korea

·           Organizers                     - UNITAR

                                                       - UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC

 -  Incheon Airport Aviation Academy

 - Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

·           Sponsors                      - Cifal Atlanta

                                                   - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Aiport

VIII. Requirements

Applicants are required to:

·           Submit necessary documents on time, i.e., application forms etc.

·           Complete and submit pre-training assignment, i.e., case study description etc.

·           Actively participate in the training program.

·           Be fluent in written and spoken English.


IX. Application and deadline

Send the following documents to by 22 Jul 2018 (Sun): 

1.       Application form

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2.       Letter of nomination 

3.       Letter of commitment

4.       Acknowledgement, waiver and release of liability

5.       Consent to collection, usage, and disclosure of personal information

6.       Case study description(in word file)

7.       Curriculum vitae (CV)

Your own format

 ** Late application will not be accepted.

X. Note

·           Application without the required documents will NOT be considered.

·           Participation is subject to approval of the application by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC. 

·           Selected applicants will be notified individually.

XI. Assistance with travel expenses

·          UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides a LIMITED financial assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do, Republic of Korea.


Point of departure

Airfare Assistance Limit

Eastern Asia

China, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan and Taiwan

US$ 300


US$ 550

South-Eastern Asia

Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

US$ 450

Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar

US$ 650

Southern Asia

Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Maldives and Pakistan 

US$ 800

Sri Lanka

US$ 800


US$ 850


US$ 950

Pacific Islands

Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

US$ 1,200

* Other points of departure – please contact UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC


·          Local expenses (transportation, accommodation and meals) during the workshop will be covered by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC except for arrival and departure days. 

·          All other expenses (local transportation in their country, visa fee) should be covered by the participants.

[1] ICAO. Global Aviation and Our Sustainable Future 

[2] ACI. Airports council International supports United Nations’ Global Sustainable Development Goals.

[3] ICAO.

[4] UNWTO. Tourism Highlights 2017 Edition.

[5] ICAO. Global Aviation and Our Sustainable Future

[6]  ACI. Airports council International supports United Nations’ Global Sustainable Development Goals.



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