Faculty Advisor

Pavlov, Oleg V.


The project addresses the airline transportation, the changes and the social aspects of it,especially in the Western world. There have been numerous studies concerning the economic aspect of the airline business industry. However, most of them have not looked at the social aspects of these changes. In our report we attempt to combine both the economic and social end of perspective. To introduce our reader to the situation of air transportation, we include a small portion of air transportation history. Later on, we move onto the domain of future steps that are being taken to address the mass transportation needs. A socio-economic look at the current situation is undertaken to gain some understanding of the current airline industry.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies