The new IT trends in air transportation: Assessing the IT applications of airlines in Turkey


International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, vol.11, no.2, pp.160-174, 2012 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijlsm.2012.045421
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.160-174
  • Keywords: E-fright, E-reservation, E-ticketing, Information technologies, Radio frequency identification, RFID, Turkish airline companies
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to introduce and classify the current and new IT applications used by airlines; and to determine the reflections of these technologies to Turkish airline companies. A survey was conducted to see to what extent IT applications are used by these companies. The factors affecting the selection, use and effectiveness of IT were also investigated. The survey results show that the use of new IT by Turkish airline companies is not at the expected level. Incomplete development of air transportation and lack of coordination among the airlines and the airport operators are determined as the main reasons of this situation. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.