Covid-19 and the Alignment of Timor-Leste’s Aviation and Tourism Strategies
Before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Timor-Leste’s aviation sector was at an embryonic stage of development, and the shortcomings of its aviation sector were recognized as constraints on the development of tourism. Yet the fact is that international aviation is an extremely complex system. It is critically important that Timor-Leste’s resources are focused directly on the key structural challenges that remain to be addressed in a post-Covid environment. Stakeholders in Timor-Leste will need to be pro-active if the nation is to be given priority by financially stressed airlines. This report offers an industry overview,a summarizes key observations and highlights the ongoing need for alignment of Timor-Leste’s aviation and tourism strategies.