COVID-19 Infection Risk Index Estimation in Flight Destinations (case study: Kish Air destinations)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Aeronautic, Aerospace Research Institute, Ministry of Science Research and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2 Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

3 Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad university, Tehran, Iran


This paper proposes a risk assessment method for estimating theCOVID-19 Infection risk index in flight destinations based on the pair wise comparison method to solve the problem of health monitoring devices shortage in airlines. In this research, Kish Airlines flight destinations are considered as a case study. By considering the importance of continuing air travel during COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most effective ways for decreasing the risk of infection to COVID-19 in air travel is establishing health monitoring stations at the airport gates. Because of the enormous number of airports and airline routes, nationwide coverage of them by the establishment of the health monitoring stations is unimaginable. Therefore, in this paper, the pair wise comparison method used for evaluating COVID-19 infection risk index in selected flight destinations and to evaluate the optimal policy for allocation of health monitoring equipment in Kish Airline destinations a geostatistical map is designed based on the calculated infection risk score.


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Volume 3, Issue 2
Summer and Autumn 2020
Pages 63-70
  • Receive Date: 09 December 2020
  • Revise Date: 17 January 2021
  • Accept Date: 28 December 2020