A small island is defined by its small size, limited population, geographical isolation and dependency on very few resources. It can be difficult for small islands with these unique characteristics to create and sustain sustainable economies. Trade is a challenge for small islands due to the lack of economies and market share. These factors can hinder their ability to compete on international markets.
Small islands are often faced with challenges in the aviation industry due to their isolation. This can mean that it is difficult for them establish and maintain international air connections. Small islands may find it hard to trade and attract tourists, or to link with others for education and cultural exchange. The following are just a few of the unique challenges small islands have to face in the aviation industry:
- High prices: It can prove difficult to provide regular air services to small areas. Air travel costs are often more costly than other transportation methods.