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Due to the currently ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the AGIFORS Council has made the choice to do all study group meetings in an online format, just as was the case for the Airline Operations SG meeting & Annual Symposium in 2020.

This year the Airline Operations Study Group meeting will start on Tuesday, 13 July 2021 and end on Friday, 16 July 2021. All sessions will start at 14:00 UTC and run through to 19:00 UTC. These times would hopefully make it possible to attend the session within a reasonable time for many locations around the globe.


As this event is not like any of our usual events, and we realize that in these times it is nearly impossible to commit to anything costly, we have decided to greatly reduce the registration fees for this year. We do this because we feel that now more than ever we need a platform like AGIFORS to work together in combatting the effects of this pandemic.

Registration fees are:

  • Academic/Airline: for AGIFORS members registration is for FREE
    Non-members pay USD $30 extra.
  • Industry/Government/Vendors: USD $30
    Non-members pay USD $30 extra.
Register here for free membership. 

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Tuesday, 13 July, 2021

14:00 19:00 To be determined

Wednesday, 14 July, 2021

14:00 19:00 To be determined

Thursday, 15 July, 2021

14:00 19:00 To be determined

Friday, 16 July, 2021

14:00 19:00 To be determined

All times are UTC.


Last year's conference theme was "What has COVID-19 done to our airlines – and what can software vendors, decision support solutions, and consultancies do to help us restore our operations to normal?"  This year we will be essentially following up on that theme, as our industry begins our road to recovery.  The different areas we wish to discuss are:

  1. As we transition into post-COVID era, how have the operations changed, either temporarily or permanently? What are the operational problems you are trying to solve before and after COVID?
  2. What are the challenges in the recovery phase and how have you addressed them?
  3. Are there any lessons learned from COVID time that you are able to or planning to apply to “normal” operation?
  4. How can OR technologies and solutions be adapted/developed to assist in the recovery from COVID

Once again, we will have a special AGIFORS Maintenance Operations session in conjunction with Airline Operations this year.

We will also (as usual) have updates on individual airlines from all areas of the world

During the vendor presentations, you will received updates on recent developments and insights into product roadmaps.

We are also happy to be able to host one or more live panels as we did last year.  The topic is still to be determined.

Call For Presentations

A meeting like this is nothing without content. And the content should come from you. For that reason we request that you would consider submitting a technical presentation for the conference on one of the above themes, or on another area usually covered in this study group.

Please note that due to the very special nature of this years event and the highly reduced registration fee for vendors, vendor presentations must be pre-recorded and limited to 10 minutes, unless you are a vendor sponsor. All non-sponsor vendor presentations will be shown together on Friday, July 16.

Requirements of Presenting

  • A 30-45 minute presentation (for orientation: 30 min with approx. 10 mins Q&A, 45 mins with approx. 15 mins Q&A)
  • Willingness to comply with requests for additional information and clarification on abstract and/or presentation material
  • Willingness to tailor a presentation for the AGIFORS Airline Operations audience and to accept direction from the selection committee in doing this
  • Must register and attend the meeting
      • Abstract deadline: May 12th 2021 (extended)
      • Draft presentation deadline: June 10st 2021
      • Final presentation (ppt) entry deadline: June 15th 2021
      • Final presentation (video) entry deadline: June 22th 2021 **

** All presentations will be shown as pre-recorded video, with live Q&A.  We will give you guidance regarding recording your video.

Please send your presentation proposals / inquiry to operations@agifors.org.


The policy of AGIFORS for all their meetings are to have the registration fee for Airline staff and Academics as low as possible. The philosophy behind this is that academics are likely to enter new lines of thought into our field, and having a strong presence by airlines brings great value to both the vendors and the airlines. It would therefore be great if your organization could this year be one of our sponsors.

Sponsors will get a 20 minute sponsor presentation within the main program (first come, first served) and their logo will be posted on this website and on all communications.  

Gold (USD $500)


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Sponsor registration 

Diamond Sponsorship Level

This year the Agifors Council has instroduced a  a new concept in sponsering the Study Groups: the diamond Sponsorship level. The price of this package is USD 1,500.
When you opt for this package, you will be a gold sponsor on all of the study group meetings:

  • 2021 Revenue Management Study Group
    Dates: May 4th – 6th.
  • 2021 Scheduling and Strategic Planning Study Group
    Dates: May 17th 19th.
  • 2021 Crew Management Study Group
    Dates: June 7th – 17th.
  • 2021 Airline Operation/Aircraft Maintenance Operations Study Group
    Dates: July 13th 16th

Registration of this package is via this link: 

Diamond Sponsor registration 

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