IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON GLOBAL AND TURKISH AVIATION SECTOR – PROACTIVE AND PREEMPTIVE MEASURES DURING AND AFTER PANDEMIC
Certainly the biggest problem the world has been dealing with in 2020 has been the Covid-19 pandemic. COVID-19, which emerged in Wuhan province of China and has influenced the whole world and was declared by the World Health Organization an international public health emergency on 30 January 2020, and a pandemic (universal epidemic) on 11 March 2020, has deeply affected the air transport industry (Zhuang et al., 2020; Adiga et al., 2020; Zhang et al., 2020). . In order to prevent the disease from spreading, various travel restrictions were introduced and flights were reduced. The fact that the corona virus is a virus that can be transmitted by the respiratory tract, many passengers are present at the airports and require measures to travel together in the aircraft cabin The fact that airline transport plays an important role on human mobility paved the way for the aviation sector to be constantly at the agenda in terms of both the spread of the pandemic and the prevention activities.