nNS First half of 2021 There was a 44.6% decrease in the number of passengers handled at national airports, according to data released this Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Compared to the first half of 2019, the reduction was 80.4%.
now looking at June In 2021, the movement of nearly two million passengers was recorded at national airports, and the total movement of goods and mail amounted to 15.6 thousand tons.
However, the National Institute of Statistics notes that “in the same month of 2020, due to the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was very little traffic at airports”.
Compared to June 2019, passenger traffic decreased by 66.0%, and freight and mail traffic decreased by 4.7%.
“Looking at the opening period of the air corridor between Portugal and the UK, between May 17 and June 7, 2021, 38.1% of all passengers disembarked at national airports in the two months (May and June), of which 22.9% were on flights from the UK,” the statistics agency says. .
Looking at the passengers who arrived at national airports in June 2021, 70.9% correspond to international traffic (80.6% in the same period of the previous year), and most of them are from airports located on the European continent (63.2%). In terms of outbound passengers, 70.4% correspond to international traffic (75.1% in the same period of the previous year), and the main destination is airports located on the European continent (64.5%).
Faro Airport focused on 57.0% of passengers from UK flights between 17 May and 7 June.
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