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The objective of this paper is to explain the causal relationship between the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation sector and the policies initiated by the aviation authority such as the International Air Transport Authority (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). COVID-19 affected every sector of the business world, and obviously, the aviation sector was not out of its effects. According to the Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac, “The aviation industry is in crisis. Our business connects people. But owing to efforts to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have seen the greatest de-connecting of the world since the Second World War.” (IATA, 2020). 0n 2020, the world faced a completely unwanted situation from top to bottom. After almost one hundred years, the earth faced a pandemic that brought catastrophic and bizarre global environments. Influenza was responsible for about 100 million deaths, most of them after the major epidemic of 1918-1919, known as the Spanish flu, as well as HIV, which caused around 30 million deaths. (Salman et al., 2020). This paper chronologically describes the effects of COVID-19, specifically on the aviation industry. In response, concerned regulatory bodies have taken the initiative to fight against those unexpected situations. Secondary data related to the topic were retrieved and have been used to fulfill the paper requirements. Therefore, due to time limitations and academic affairs, this topic deserves more analytical discussion.



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