School of Aviation

Dr Tay T.R. Koo

Dr. Tay T.R. Koo

BCom (Hons), BSc, PhD (UNSW)


Room Number:  OMB 174
 UNSW Aviation, The University of NSW, Sydney NSW 2052

Tay has an academic background in geography and economics with emphasis on aviation management. He studies tourism as a vehicle towards understanding the societal and spatial impact of commercial aviation. His primary research interest involves measuring and explaining the spatial (in)equality of visitor dispersal and its co-evolution with air transport network. Tay’s primary publications are in the area of transport geography, air transport management, tourism management and transport economics. More recently, Tay has been collaborating with safety scientists and human factors experts at UNSW Aviation on research investigating how aviation safety information affects travellers’ choice behaviour.

Fields of Research

Air Transportation and Freight Services, Human Geography, Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services


Tay’s updated publications can be found via the following link:

Teaching Responsibilities

AVIA2910 - Air Transport: Economics and the Environment
AVIA3900 - Aviation and Sustainable Tourism
AVIA5030 - Aviation and Tourism: Economic and Geographic Perspective