IMPACT OF COVID19 PANDEMIC IN THE AVIATION INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA A STUDY OF BRITISH AIRLINE
The aviation industry is of utmost importance for the economic prosperity and strategic development of many countries and it plays an irreplaceable role in the global transportation system. One of the most prevalent and unprecedented threats to this industry is the occurrence of a pandemic, that is likely to shatter the sector and change its operations fundamentally. Starting in 2020, aviation in particular has been confronted with the devastating impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, which has evolved to a worldwide pandemic and led to a drastic reestablishment of the society’s daily life. The pandemic has triggered a change in the previously standardized way of traveling by air. This thesis focuses on the investigation of COVID-19 implications for the aviation industry, on the strategies implemented by this sector as a response to the crisis, as well as on the intention of passengers to travel by air in pandemic times. The literature review of this thesis elaborates on the challenges that the aviation industry is facing due to the global pandemic and it discusses the restructured onboard experience including the introduced safety measures throughout the entire aviation network.