Researcher: Kristal Mainsah

Hometown: Wichita, KS; Major: Economics, Minor: Math, French

Research topic: Transportation Industry

Covid-19 is reshaping the transportation industry as we know it. The airline industry took a major hit during the pandemic leaving regional airports on the brink of extinction. Covid-19 has brought about recession-based cutbacks on transportation, which has people wondering what the future of regional airline transportation is. Will it be a thing of the past?  This research will be focusing on the changes to regional airports throughout the country while highlighting changes to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

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