1st Edition

Air Transport and Tourism Interrelationship, Operations and Strategies

By M.R. Dileep, Ajesh Kurien Copyright 2022
    492 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    492 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Air Transport and Tourism: Interrelationship, Operations and Strategies is a comprehensive textbook covering all major aspects of air transport from operational and managerial perspectives, as well as exploring the intricate relationship that exists between the air transport and tourism industries.

    The book introduces and provides in-depth coverage of the complexities of the airline industry and the tourism industry and the ways in which they are connected and impact on each other, for example, the destination–airport–airline nexus, and the roles of air transport and airlines in tourism and vice versa. Emphasis is placed on current and future trends, the impact of COVID-19, sustainability and environmental challenges throughout. Comprehensive coverage of airline operations, strategic management and planning, airport operations and air transport information technology is also provided, offering a practical viewpoint on these vital aspects of the subject.

    This will be the ideal introductory textbook for students of tourism and hospitality studying courses in aviation and air travel.

    1. Air Transport and Tourism: An Introduction.

    2. Air Transport.

    3. Tourism: An Introduction.

    4. Trends in Air Transport and the Influence on Tourism.

    5. COVID-19: Impacts on Tourism and Air Transport.

    6. Role of Air Transport in Tourism.

    7. Air Transport Regulations and Tourism.

    8. Airlines: A Key Service Provider in Tourism.

    9. Airport.

    10. Destination, Airport and Airline Nexus.

    11. Aircraft, Spacecraft and Tourism.

    12. Role of Tourism in Air Transport.

    13. Airline Planning.

    14. Airline Operations and Management.

    15. Traveller Oriented Strategies and Practices of Airlines.

    16. Airport Operations.

    17. Air Transport Information Technology.

    18. Air Transport and Tourism: Impacts, Challenges and the Future.


    M.R. Dileep is a noted tourism academic, author and columnist. He has been an academic in travel and tourism for over two decades, working as Vice-Principal at Pazhassiraja College (University of Calicut, Kerala, India), and worked with the Ministry of Higher Education (CAS Salalah), Sultanate of Oman, and as Head of Tourism at Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS). He has written a number of research publications and conference presentations and six books. His qualifications include MTA, MPhil, PhD and IATA Diplomas in Air Transport and Cargo.

    Ajesh Kurien is an expert in airport ground handling with over 15 years of experience in the area and is currently working as Operations Trainer for National Aviation Services (NAS), Kuwait, the fastest-growing aviation services provider in the Middle East, India and Africa. He was involved in the design and development of the Passenger Ground Services Course for IATA. He holds a Master of Tourism Management from Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India, and a diploma in IATA air fares and ticketing and has completed IATA Advanced Train the Trainer Course and IATA Instructional Techniques Course.