Feb 1, 2021
The COVID-19 impact on airlines has been profound, with more than a 50% decrease in the volume of air passengers over the past year.
Last year, in the early days of the pandemic, I shared an episode featuring Arnie Barnett with MIT in which we discussed how by leaving the middle seats on airplanes open, and only filling windows and aisles, the chance of contracting the coronavirus during a flight could be significantly reduced.
Now, joining me for this episode to discuss additional ways airlines have pivoted and adapted to the challenges of the pandemic is Laurie Garrow. Laurie is co-director for the Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, president of AGIFORS, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of operations research within aviation and an INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional.