Authors: Имашева Г.М.
UDC 629.7

Abstract. Perhaps the biggest blow the coronavirus pandemic has dealt to airlines. The travel and tourism industry has become one of the biggest victims of the coronacrisis. The first decisions made by the governments of the countries in connection with the pandemic concerned the closure of passenger flights and borders for foreigners. Therefore, millions of people in the world were forced to cancel holidays or work trips and return tickets. According to the calculations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the losses of passenger airlines from the pandemic can range from $160 billion to $253 billion, depending on the scenario of the exit from quarantine. The total passenger traffic of airlines in the world may fall by more than 1 billion passengers [1]. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), due to the coronavirus, the passenger turnover of world aviation may be halved, and the revenue of passenger airlines may fall by $314 billion [1]. But, nevertheless, the aviation sector continues its work, forced to adapt to new conditions and restrictions. Currently, the issue of using innovative technologies to reduce contacts between people is being raised. This includes robots for maintenance, new means for checking passengers. The situation also required the conversion of passenger aircraft to cargo aircraft in order to generate revenue for airlines from cargo transportation in view of the reduction in passenger traffic.

Keywords: COVID-19, innovation, crisis, transportation, traveler’s passport.

Numbers of magazine:
№-1 (20) 2021