89% of 2019 departing passengers recovered during the first half of 2022

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority NV (AAA) reports on the AUA Airport’s performance for the 1st half of 2022. 

Passenger flow numbers increased considerably in this 2nd quarter showing excellent recovery rates versus the same period in 2019. The total amount of revenue-generating passengers (departing passengers) handled in the first half of 2022 was 577,143, representing a recovery of 89% compared to the same period of 2019.

2nd Quarter 2022 

The total   amount of revenue-generating passengers (departing passengers) for second quarter 2022, 2021 and 2019.  AAA reported a total recovery of 101% for the 2nd quarter of 2022 versus that same quarter in 2019. In April 2022, AUA Airport handled 110,983 departing passengers. It was 6% more than March of 2022. In May 2022, AUA Airport handled 101,570, 8% less than the prior month. In June, the numbers increased considerably to 105,788, a 4% increase versus May 2022. During the second quarter of 2022, 245,889 passengers (pax) traveled to the US, 4,896 pax to Canada, 23,679 pax to Europe, 13,025 pax to the Netherlands Antilles, and 30,831 pax to Latin America.

An average outbound passenger load factor (PLF) (number of occupied seats of the total seats on board an aircraft when departing AUA Airport) for the US Market of 90%, 89%, and 90% were reported for respectively the months of April, May, and June. The average PLF for all markets was 86%, 86%, and 89% during that same period. In the second quarter of 2022, we surpassed the year average outbound PLF for all markets of 2019.

During the past three months, AUA Airport averaged 32 flights per day, three flights less than the average of 35 daily flights during the same period in 2019.

During April, May, and June AUA, Airport recovered 101%, 104%, and 99% of the number of departing passengers handled in those same months in 2019. The total recovery for the second quarter of 2022 amounted to 101% compared to 2019, up 24% points compared to the recovery enjoyed in the first quarter of 2021.

The total   amount of revenue-generating passengers (departing passengers) for April, May and June 2022, 2021 and 2019.

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