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Title
Diverging spatiotemporal responses to COVID-19 by airports: Evidence from China
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Abstract
The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 released seismic waves on the airline industry. This paper assesses the responses to COVID-19 by different airport clusters in China during the four quarters of 2020, comparing the residual percentages between the actual (with the virus) and forecast (without the virus) number of airline seats during the period. Specifically, this study examines (1) differences in the ways in which different categories of airports responded to the pandemic, and (2) the related impacts on seats available to passengers in relation to these actions. ARIMA (Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average model) time-series models were applied to predict seasonal seats at various groups of airports in 2020 using actual seats data from 2014 to 2019. The analysis based on both airport-operations and geographic patterns shows substantial heterogeneity in airport response. As multiple waves of outbreaks persist, post-pandemic management requires learning from the experience of the initial recovery (in 2020) at airports and devising corresponding strategies for negligence. The results provide transport officials and airport managers with information to evaluate the outcomes of COVID-19 while suggesting patterns that may emerge with future disruptions.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of air transport management. - London
Publication
London : 2023
ISSN
0969-6997
DOI
10.1016/J.JAIRTRAMAN.2023.102490
Volume/pages
113 (2023) , 12 p.
Article Reference
102490
ISI
001090897500001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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External links
Web of Science
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Creation 02.04.2024
Last edited 03.04.2024
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