Evaluating the impact of the pandemic crisis on the aviation industry

Qing Ye, Rongting Zhou, Fahad Asmi

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This paper investigates the intellectual structure of the literature addressing ‘‘epidemic/pandemic’’ and ‘‘aviation industry’’ through a bibliometric approach to the literature from 1991 to 2021. The final count of 856 publications was collected from Web of Science and analyzed by CiteSpace (version 5.8.R1) and VOS Viewer. Visualization tools are used to perform the co-citation, co-occurrence, and thematic-based cluster analysis. The results highlight the most prominent nodes (articles, authors, journals, countries, and institutions) within the literature on ‘‘epidemic/pandemic’’ and ‘‘aviation industry.’’ Furthermore, this study conceptualizes and compares the growth of literature before theCOVID-19 pandemic and during the COVID-19 (‘‘hotspot’’) era. The conclusion is that the aviation industry is an engine for global economics on the road to recovery from COVID-19, in which soft (human) resources can play an integral part.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1551-1566
Number of pages16
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number3
Early online dateOct 2022
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


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