Dr Tay Koo
Senior Lecturer

Dr Tay Koo

School of Aviation

Tay has an academic background in geography and economics with emphasis on sustainable aviation and travel management. His research interest involves the study of aviation consumers, air route development and spatial measurement methods. More recently, Tay has been collaborating with safety scientists and human factors experts at UNSW Aviation on research investigating remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) technology and their applications. In addition to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching portfolio in the area of sustainable aviation management, he has end-user focused research project funding from industry and government covering cognizant fields.


02 9385 6737
Old Main Building, Kensington campus
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    2021, 'The Predictors of the Decisions by Gifted Students to Pursue STEM Careers: The Case of Brazilian International Students in Australia', in Handbook of Giftedness and Talent Development in the Asia-Pacific, Springer Singapore, pp. 1343 - 1365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3041-4_71
    Book Chapters | 2021
    2021, 'The predictors of the decisions by gifted students to pursue STEM careers: The case of Brazilian international students in Australia', in Smith S (ed.), International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent Development in the Asia-Pacific, Springer International Handbooks of Education, Singapore, pp. 1343 - 1366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3021-6_71-1
    Book Chapters | 2020
    2020, 'Exploratory study of the impact of significant ecotourism experience on voluntary carbon-offset behaviour of young travellers in their long-haul air travel choices', in Strategic Innovative Marketing and Tourism
    Book Chapters | 2020
    2020, 'The airport dependency index', in Graham A; Adler N; Niemeier H-M; Betancor O; Antunes AP; Bilotkach V; Calderon E; Martini G (ed.), Air Transport and Regional Development Policies, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003092070
    Book Chapters | 2018
    2018, 'The Effect of Levels of Air Service Availability on Inbound tourism demand from Asia to Australia', in Fu X; Peoples J (ed.), Airline Economics in Asia, Emerald, pp. 145 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S2212-160920180000007009
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Koo TT; Papatheodorou A, 2017, 'Spatial Evolution of Airports: A New Geographical Economics Perspective', in Bitzan JD; Peoples JH (ed.), Advances in Airline Economics: The Economics of Airport Operations, edn. Advances in airline economics, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 235 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S2212-160920170000006010
    Book Chapters | 2016
    2016, 'Air transport and spatiality of tourist flows: The case of Australia', in Air Transport in the Asia Pacific, pp. 125 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315566344-14
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dwyer LM; Koo TR; Wu C, 2014, 'Air Transport and Spatiality of Tourist Flows: The Case of Australia', in duval (ed.), Air Transport in the Asia Pacific, Ashgate, Surrey, UK, pp. 125 - 141, http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409454069
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Duval D; Koo TT, 2012, 'The Politics and Geographies of International Air Transport', in wilson (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies, Routledge, pp. 207 - 213
  • Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Economic Policy Uncertainty and International Tourism Demand: A Global Vector Autoregressive Approach', Journal of Travel Research, 62, pp. 540 - 562, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00472875211072551
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'The sustainability characteristics of international air routes: A composite index approach', Tourism Management, 98, pp. 104761 - 104761, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2023.104761
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Tourists’ travel mode and length of stay: Application of a fully nested Archimedean copula structure', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 172, pp. 103678 - 103678, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2023.103678
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Measured effects of workload and auditory feedback on remote pilot task performance', Ergonomics, 65, pp. 886 - 898, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2021.2003870
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Multidimensional decomposition of Gini elasticities to quantify the spatiotemporality of travel and tourism distribution', Tourism Management, 88, pp. 104422 - 104422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2021.104422
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Trust and user acceptance of pilotless passenger aircraft', Research in Transportation Business and Management, 45, pp. 100876 - 100876, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2022.100876
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Exploring the temporal travel choices: a joint modelling of how long to travel and when', Current Issues in Tourism, 24, pp. 2532 - 2553, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2020.1844641
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Passenger shuttle service network design in an airport', Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21680566.2021.2008279
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Demand for cargo airships: An analysis of mode choice decision making in the freight transport industry', Journal of Air Transport Management, 83, pp. 101741 - 101741, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2019.101741
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Determinants of airport retail revenue: a review of literature', Transport Reviews, 40, pp. 479 - 505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2020.1738586
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Effects of auditory and visual feedback on remote pilot manual flying performance', Ergonomics, 63, pp. 1380 - 1393, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2020.1792561
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Online popularity of destinations in Australia: An application of Polya Urn process to search engine data', Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 42, pp. 277 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2020.01.012
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Impact of aviation on spatial distribution of tourism: An experiment', Annals of Tourism Research, 78, pp. 102732 - 102732, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2019.05.009
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Spatial Distribution of Tourism Activities: A Polya Urn Process Model of Rank-Size Distribution', Journal of Travel Research, pp. 004728751982925 - 004728751982925, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0047287519829258
    Journal articles | 2018
    Koo TT R; Caponecchia C; Williamson A, 2018, 'How important is safety in making flight choices? Evidence from simple choice experiments', Transportation, 45, pp. 159 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11116-016-9730-6
    Journal articles | 2018
    2018, 'An Analysis on Perceived Crowding Level Reported by Domestic Visitors of South Korean National Parks: A Multilevel Ordered Logit Approach', Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 23, pp. 281 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10941665.2017.1422527
    Journal articles | 2018
    2018, 'How Safety Risk Information and Alternative Forms of Presenting It Affect Traveler Decision Rules in International Flight Choice', Journal of Travel Research, 58, pp. 480 - 495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0047287518759228
    Journal articles | 2018
    2018, 'Urban redevelopment and tourism growth: Relationship between tourism infrastructure and international visitor flows', International Journal of Tourism Research, 21, pp. 187 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jtr.2253
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kim TH; Wu CL; Koo TR, 2017, 'Implications of the ageing society and internationalisation for airport services: A perspective on passenger demand for personal space at airport terminals', Journal of Air Transport Management, 60, pp. 84 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2017.01.002
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lau PL; Koo TT R, 2017, 'A multilevel Gini decomposition approach to measuring the geographic concentration of tourism', Current Issues in Tourism, 20, pp. 883 - 893, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2016.1190321
    Journal articles | 2017
    2017, 'A method for reducing information asymmetry in destination-airline relationships', Current Issues in Tourism, 20, pp. 825 - 825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2016.1174193
    Journal articles | 2017
    2017, 'Causality in direct air services and tourism demand', Annals of Tourism Research, 67, pp. 67 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.08.004
    Journal articles | 2017
    2017, 'Metrics to measure the geographic characteristics of tourism markets: An integrated approach based on Gini index decomposition', Tourism Management, 59, pp. 171 - 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2016.07.019
    Journal articles | 2017
    2017, 'The Effect of Enhanced International Air Access on the Demand for Peripheral Tourism Destinations: Evidence from air itinerary choice behaviour of Korean visitors to Australia', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 106, pp. 116 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2017.08.018
    Journal articles | 2016
    Koo T; Halpern N; Papatheodorou A; Graham A; Arvanitis P, 2016, 'Air transport liberalisation and airport dependency: Developing a composite index', Journal of Transport Geography, 50, pp. 83 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2015.04.006
    Journal articles | 2016
    Koo TT; Lau PL; Dwyer L, 2016, 'The Geographic Dispersal of Visitors Insights from the Power law', Journal of Travel Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0047287515625131
    Journal articles | 2016
    2016, 'An analysis on travel party composition and expenditure: A discrete-continuous model', Annals of Tourism Research, 56, pp. 48 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2015.10.003
    Journal articles | 2016
    2016, 'The influence of attitude towards individuals’ choice for a remotely piloted commercial flight: A latent class logit approach', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 71, pp. 51 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2016.06.017
    Journal articles | 2015
    Koo TT R; Caponecchia C; Williamson A, 2015, 'Measuring the effect of aviation safety risk reduction on flight choice in young travellers', Safety Science, 73, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2014.10.008
    Journal articles | 2014
    Gao Y; Koo TT R, 2014, 'Flying Australia-Europe via China: A qualitative analysis of the factors affecting travelers' choice of Chinese carriers using online comments data', Journal of Air Transport Management, 39, pp. 23 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2014.03.006
    Journal articles | 2013
    2013, 'Direct air transport and demand interaction: A vector error-correction model approach', Journal of Air Transport Management, 28, pp. 14 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2012.12.005
    Journal articles | 2013
    2013, 'The spatial effects of domestic aviation deregulation: A comparative study of Australian and Brazilian seat capacity 1986-2010', Journal of Transport Geography, 29, pp. 52 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.12.011
    Journal articles | 2012
    2012, 'The Airline Business Model Spectrum', Journal of Air Transport Management, 31, pp. 7 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2012.10.005
    Journal articles | 2011
    2011, 'Dispersal of visitors within destinations: descriptive measures and underlying drivers', Tourism Management, 33, pp. 1209 - 1219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2011.11.010
    Journal articles | 2010
    2010, 'Ground travel mode choices of air arrivals at regional destinations: The significance of tourism attributes and destination contexts', Research In Transportation Economics, 26, pp. 44 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2009.10.007
    Journal articles | 2010
    2010, 'Transport and Regional Dispersal of Tourists: Is Travel Modal Substitution a Source of Conflict between Low-Fare Air Services and Regional Dispersal?', Journal of Travel Research, 49, pp. 106 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0047287509336468
  • Conference Presentations | 2021
    2021, 'Identifying the key learning outcomes for climate change education in aviation programs', presented at 24th Air Transport Research Society World Conference, online - Sydney, 26 August 2021 - 29 August 2021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    2021, 'Observed effects of audiovisual cueing on remote pilot manual flying experience', in 24th Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Online - Sydney, presented at 24th Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Online - Sydney, 26 August 2021 - 29 August 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    2019, 'How inbound visitors make sequential decisions for participating in the indigenous culture activities in Australia?', presented at International Choice Modelling Conference 2019, Kobe, Japan, 19 August 2019 - 21 August 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    2019, 'Online popularity of destinations in Australia: The Polya Urn process model of search volume in search engine', Cairns, presented at CAUTHE, Cairns, 11 February 2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Lee A; Koo T, 2018, 'Voluntary carbon-offset behaviour of young travellers in their long-haul air travel choices: a choice experiment with verbal protocol analysis', in Proceedings of the 28th CAUTHE conference, Newcastle Business School, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, presented at CAUTHE, Newcastle, 05 February 2018 - 08 March 2018, http://cauthe.org/shop/product/conference-proceedings-2018/
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Hay PK; Jung JY; Koo T, 2017, 'Predictors of STEM career intentions for gifted international exchange students with Australian educational experiences', in Predictors of STEM career intentions for gifted international exchange students with Australian educational experiences, World Gifted Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at World Gifted Conference, Sydney, Australia, 20 July 2017 - 23 July 2017
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Preprints |
    Viability of Piloted and Pilot-Less Air Metro: A Service Network Design for Scheduled Urban Air Mobility, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4278284

UNSW 2020 Dean of Science's Award for Excellence in Education