*Higher Diploma in Airline Service and Management

Key Features

  • Providing a specialised study in airline service and management

  • Teaching airline reservation and ticketing with the commercial software system, Amadeus, which is widely used in the airline industry

  • Offering a minimum of 300-hour summer internship at airport ground handling companies

Programme Objectives

  • Provides a specialised study in airlines ticketing and passenger service

  • Enhances students’ communication, interpersonal, customer service and language skills for the profession in the airline industry

  • Cultivates students a sense of responsibility, professional attitudes and ethics

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • develop a sense of responsibility, professional attitude and ethics;
  • demonstrate good communication, interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • communicate and provide passenger and ticketing service to airline passengers effectively; and
  • demonstrate their analytical, problem solving and management skills by addressing various management issues in airline and travel industry.


General Education (24 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • English for Hospitality

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)


Programme Specific Courses (36 Credits)

  • Introduction to Tourism Industry

  • Geography for Travel and Tourism

  • Introduction to Airline Industry

  • Airport Ground Services

  • Global Distribution Systems

  • Customer Service Skills and Management

  • Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality

  • Airfare Calculation

  • International Cultural Issues

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Inflight Services

  • Internship Training (Tourism and Hospitality)*

*Subject to approval

「2+1」Articulation Pathway

Earn a UK Degree in 3 years
Students who are admitted to Business or Tourism related programmes offered by CCLU/LIFE will be given a “conditional offer” from the University of Stirling. Upon graduation#, students can articulate to the 1-year Top-up Degree programmes offered by University of Stirling in collaboration with LIFE, including  
University of Stirling
  • One of world's top 400 universities (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016)
  • 2nd in Scotland and 4th in the UK (The Times Higher Education 150 Under 50, 2016)
  • 384th in the World (QS World University Ranking 2015/16)
For details regarding University of Stirling, please click here.

#Students are required to meet the corresponding admission requirements. LIFE reserves the right in making the final decision to admit students to the top-up degree programmes offered by LIFE in collaboration with the University of Stirling.

The top-up degree programmes are exempted courses governed by the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Government of HKSAR. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Articulation Prospects

Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for admission to the full-time top-up degree programmes offered at the Lingnan University campus by LIFE in collaboration with overseas universities:

*This is an exempted course governed by the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

The College has established an articulation agreement with the following Mainland and overseas universities for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Communications (Top-up), London School of Business and Management

  • Tourism Management, Tourism College, Huaqiao University

Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the following Bachelor’s Degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Tourism Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management, The Open University of Hong Kong

Career Prospects

  • Airline Services

  • Customer Services

  • Event Planning

  • Recreation and Leisure

  • Visitor Information Centres

  • Travel Agencies


  • The programme offers an option of a minimum of 300-hour summer internship at airport ground handling companies.

Teaching and Learning Support

裝備航空知識 展開「起飛」工作旅程

Visit to Civil Aviation Department Education Path


A visit to Civil Aviation Department Education Path was arranged for Year 1 students of Higher Diploma in Airline Service and Management.

航空業增長勁 晉升快機會多

嶺南「2+1」升學階梯 3年取英國大學學位


嶺南大學持續進修學院 University of Stirling合辦 體驗英式學習 一年制銜接學士課程


The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan Business Faculty Members Scholarship
  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Graduate Sharing



  • 2016年航空服務及管理高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港理工大學旅遊管理榮譽理學士課程三年級
當年我在中學文憑試成績未如理想,繼而報讀學院的航空服務及管理高級文憑課程,冀望他日銜接大學課程。學院的老師一直循循善誘, 更是良師益友,兩年裡讓我最難忘的學習經歷是有幸到University of Queensland 交流,獲益良多。


  • 2016年航空服務及管理高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港公開大學酒店及旅遊管理學學士課程三年級


  • 2015年航空服務及管理高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港理工大學專業進修學院旅遊服務業管理學(榮譽)文學士課程