Boğaziçi University Association (BURA) discusses the effects of the epidemic on the sectors with the leading names of the fields within the scope of “Tracing the Pandemic Online Workshops”. In the workshop held on 5 May, the effects of the pandemic on the logistics and aviation industry were discussed. The event was attended by General Manager of State Airports Authority (DHMI) Hüseyin Keskin, a graduate of the Department of Mathematics, Boğaziçi University, and Rene Espinet, Vice President of the US-based transportation company Forward Air.
"ONE OF THE BIGGEST TRAFFIC unleash from LOST TURKEY"
saying that European airspace is one of the biggest traffic losses in Turkey live DHM General Manager Hüseyin Keskin, a decrease of major airports, passenger traffic on the continent between 84 and 99,4 percent, he said. On sharp cargo, he said that a traffic similar to the previous year continued and said:
"Turkey is a big airports in Europe by passenger traffic over the past year that got lost between 84 percent to 99,4 percent. In April, traffic almost came to a halt. Cargo traffic is in a trend to protect its place compared to last year. We have experienced more traffic losses than European countries affected by coronavirus.
“WE WORK ON THE NEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAM”
Hüseyin Keskin also stated that they are working on a new certificate program that will set an example to the whole world. Keskin emphasized that they aim to bring a standardization to the coronavirus measures at the airports thanks to this certification called “COVID-19 Free Airport”. “We are working with our ministries of Health, Tourism and Interior. Thus, we developed the idea of 'COVID-19 Free Airport'. This is not a license, it will be a certificate. Within the scope of this certificate, which is also welcomed by the international organizations we share our project with, the epidemic measures will be constantly monitored at the airport. We are talking about a certification that concerns all stakeholders at the airports and gives homework. In this way, there will be a queue, seating and waiting arrangement at the airports. In the baggage, a counter will be skipped to serve. We are also working on extra health check. A health passport can also be created for those coming from abroad. Check-in will be done online as much as possible. Printed ticket will be the last choice. Airports can be opened slowly as they are closed. Suddenly full capacity work is not suitable for epidemic. Passenger transport can be started first with the countries that have left the summit behind in the epidemic. ”
“PASSENGER CARRIAGE WILL BE DAMAGED IF WE WILL NOT COLLECT”
Rene Espinet, Vice President of the US-based transportation company Forward Air, reminded that they are the country most affected by the outbreak at the moment. Stating that as of May 4, 68 thousand people died and 30 thousand more cases emerged every day, Espinet said that passenger traffic stopped at airports in the country. The vice president, who shared the information that important airports operate in terms of logistics but that some of the employees could not come to work, continued as follows:
“The epidemic badly affects the US economy. In addition, we are the country most affected by the epidemic right now. As of May 4, 68 thousand people died in the USA. While 30 thousand new cases emerge every day, 1500 people die. The USA restricted the arrival of international passengers. While cargo traffic continues, many airports have problems. For example, 48 percent of staff at New York John F. Kennedy Airport cannot come to their jobs. Many companies such as THY, United, Delta are not passengers but continue to bring cargo. Passenger traffic decreased by 2001 percent in 2008 and 8. But we have seen these recover quickly. When we think about the decline now, especially if we fail to recover, passenger transportation will suffer greatly. ”