COVID-19 and Airline Performance in the Asia Pacific region

James, H Peoples and Muhammad Asraf, Abdullah and NurulHuda, Mohd Satar (2020) COVID-19 and Airline Performance in the Asia Pacific region. Emerald Open Research 2020, 2 (62). pp. 1-24.

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Health risks associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have severely affected the financial stability of airline companies globally. Recapturing financial stability following this crisis depends heavily on these companies’ ability to attain efficient and productive operations. This study uses several empirical approaches to examine key factors contributing to carriers sustaining high productivity prior to, during and after a major recession. Findings suggest, regardless of economic conditions, that social distancing which requires airline companies in the Asia Pacific region to fly with a significant percentage of unfilled seats weakens the performance of those companies. Furthermore, efficient operations do not guarantee the avoidance of productivity declines, especially during a recession.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COVID-19
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, Airline Performance, Asia Pacific, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Abdullah
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2021 07:27
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2022 00:55

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