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19% of 2019 September departing passenger amount recovered

Revenue Generating Passenger amounts decreased compared to August 2020

ORANJESTAD - In September, the third month of operations after the lockdown, 16,818 Revenue Generating Passengers (RGPs) travelled out of the Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA Airport) to the various markets. This was 23% less than August 2020. In September 14,713 passengers (pax) travelled to the US, 1,663 pax to Europe and 74 pax to the Netherlands Antilles. The latter market only allows for essential travel with borders currently being closed with Curacao and Bonaire. 368 pax departed also on repatriation flights to Caribbean and Latin American destinations. The figures for September 2020 are 27% less than what was forecasted for this month and compared to 2019 AUA Airport has recovered 19% during September versus the same month 2019.

An average outbound load factor (LF) (number of seats of the total seats on board an aircraft that are occupied when departing from AUA Airport) for the US Market of 59% was reported during the period of September 1 through 30, 2020, while the LF for the European market was 41%. 

During September, AUA Airport averaged 7 flights per day, down from about 32 daily flights from the same month last year. For October 2020 AUA Airport has forecasted handling approximately 26,500 departing passengers. This estimate however could yet be affected as a result of travel restrictions that continue to apply in for example European countries, the Netherlands Antilles and Canada. The fact that borders have not yet been opened with Latin and Central America will also have its effect. Nonetheless, a recuperation of approximately 30% is expected to be reached as a result for October 2020 versus October 2019.

“The ever evolving and changing restrictions on travel ranging from border restrictions to required quarantine restrictions upon a visitor’s return to their home country could affect the figures for the last quarter of 2020. There are a lot of other factors that have yet to be decided on which will have a further effect on airlift, such as for example the CARES Act in the US, further quarantine restrictions in US states, and the fact that worldwide second waves or even third waves of the virus spread are expected. Nonetheless, we remain cautiously optimistic for the last three months of operation of 2020 when we enter our busiest time of the year, our winter season,” said Aruba Airport Authority N.V. CEO Mr. Joost Meijs.

Based on the latest insights it is yet expected that AUA Airport will end up with a 37% - 40% traffic recovery for total departures compared to the year 2019.

 


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Na September 2020 a recupera 19% di e cantidad di pasahero cu a sali for di Aruba en comparacion cu September 2019  

E cantidad di “Revenue Generating Passengers” a baha compara cu Augustus 2020

ORANJESTAD - Na September, e tercer luna di operacion despues di lockdown, 16,818 Revenue Generating Passengers (RGPs / Pasaheronan cu ta genera entrada) a biaha for di Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix (AUA Airport) pa diferente destinacion. Esaki ta 23% menos cu Augustus 2020. Na September 14,713 pasahero a biaha pa Merca, 1,663 pasahero pa Europa y 74 pasahero pa Antiyas Hulandes. E ultimo mercado ta permiti solamente biahamento esencial pa tuma lugar mirando cu frontera cu Curacao y Boneiro ta sera. 368 pasahero a sali tambe riba buelonan humanitario pa destinacionnan den Latino America y Caribe. E cifranan di September 2020 ta 27% menos di loke a premira pa e luna aki y compara cu 2019 AUA Airport a recupera 19% compara cu e mesun luna na 2019.

E averahe di load factor (LF) pa salida (cantidad di asientonan ocupa abordo di un avion na momento di sali for di AUA Airport) di 59% pa e mercado Mericano e keda raporta entre 1 pa 30 di September 2020, mientras e LF pa e mercado Europeo tabata 41%. 

Durante September, AUA Airport a procesa un averahe di 7 buelo pa dia, esaki compara cu e averahe di e mesun luna anja pasa. Pa Oktober 2020 AUA Airport a premira cu lo procesa aproximadamente 26,500 pasahero cu lo sali for di Aruba. E estimacion aki lo por wordo afecta mirando e restriccion di biahamento cu ainda tin actualmente pa paisnan Europeo, Antiyas Hulandes y Canada. E hecho cu fronteranan ainda no a habri pa paisnan Latino- y Centro Americano tambe lo tin su efecto. Asina mes, un recuperacion di aproximadamente 30% ta wordo spera pa Oktober 2020 en comparacion cu Oktober 2019.

“E restriccionnan cu ta cambia constantemente riba biahamento, for di seramento di frontera pa restriccionnan di cuarentena obligatorio na regreso di e pais for di unda a biaha pa Aruba lo por afecta e cifranan di e ultimo kwartaal di 2020. Tin varios otro factor cu ainda lo bai mustra si lo tin efecto riba airlift, por ehempel e “CARES Act” na Merca, mas restriccion di cuarentena obligatorio den otro estadonan di Merca y e hecho cu un segundo of asta un tercer ola di COVID mundialmente ta wordo spera. Asina mes nos ta keda cautelosamente optimistico pa e ultimo 3 lunanan di operacion pa 2020 ora cu nos drenta nos temporada di mas druk di anja, e temporada di winter,” asina CEO di Aruba Airport Authority N.V. Mr. Joost Meijs a bisa.

Basa riba e ultimo indicacionnan ta wordo spera cu AUA Airport lo termina e anja recuperando 37% - 40% di trafico di salida compara cu fin di anja 2019.