The Impact of Covid-19 on Air Transport Operation in Poland

Katarzyna Wasowska, Marta Wincewicz-Bosy, Malgorzata Dymyt
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Issue 2, 523-535, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2140


Purpose: The subject matter of the research was the effect of the COVID - 19 pandemic on the operation of air transport in Poland. The primary research objective was to present the key actions the aviation industry had to undertake to address new challenges. Design/Approach: The analysis of the economic consequences having an impact on the operation of passenger air transport and actions undertaken at Polish airports in the new situation based on available literature, statistical data, and aviation market reports. Findings: The rapid spread of the SARS CoV-2 virus initially resulted in a decreased demand for air transport and ultimately led to flight suspension and airport closure. Past observations and statistical data analyses clearly demonstrate that the aviation industry has changed due to the pandemic. Practical Implications: Continuing developments in air transport entail not only an economic advantage but also stimulated investments in state-of-the-art technologies. Through an increased application of expert knowledge and innovative approaches of many sectors, there will be new opportunities to address the issue of the impact of crises on air transport. Originality/Value: The indication of key actions undertaken by the aviation industry in Poland to mitigate the effects of the pandemics, which are long-term and will guarantee successful air transport into the future.

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