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25% of 2019 October departures recovered in October 2020

Revenue Generating Passenger amounts increased compared to September 2020

ORANJESTAD - In October, the first month of our winter season 2020, 22,758 Revenue Generating Passengers (RGPs) travelled out of the Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA Airport) to the various markets. This was 35% more than September 2020. In October 20,812 passengers (pax) travelled to the US, 1,487 pax to Europe and 381 pax to the Netherlands Antilles. The latter market only allowed for essential travel up to October 19, 2020 after which borders with Curacao and a bit later Bonaire were re-opened. 78 pax departed also on repatriation flights to Caribbean and Latin American destinations. The figures for October 2020 are 14.5% less than what was forecasted for this month and compared to 2019 AUA Airport has recovered 25% during October 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 52% (excluding de-densification of aircraft) was reported during the period of October 1 through 31, 2020, while the LF for the European market was a mere 38%. 

During October, AUA Airport averaged 10 flights per day, down from about 33 daily flights from the same month last year. For November 2020 AUA Airport has forecasted handling approximately 48,000 departing passengers. This estimate however could yet be affected because of travel restrictions that continue to apply in various countries of the word and with the further uncertain effects of the pandemic worldwide. A recuperation of approximately 49% is expected to be reached as a result for November 2020 versus November 2019 based on current insights.

“The winter season 2020/2021 started off with a less than forecasted amount of revenue generating departing passengers for October. We hope that November and December will be more within the range of the estimated forecast for those winter months and that flights as indicated by our airline partners will continue as planned for those months and into 2021,” said Aruba Airport Authority N.V. CEO Mr. Joost Meijs.

Based on the latest insights it is expected that AUA Airport will end up with a 35% - 40% traffic recovery for total departures compared to the year 2019.

 


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Na October 2020 a recupera 25% di e cantidad di pasahero cu a sali for di Aruba en comparacion cu October 2019

E cantidad di “Revenue Generating Passengers” a subi compara cu September 2020

ORANJESTAD – Na October, e prome luna di AUA Airport su temporada di winter 2020, 22,758 Revenue Generating Passengers (RGPs/Pasaheronan cu ta genera entrada) a biaha for di Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix (AUA Airport) pa diferente destinacion. Esaki ta 35% mas cu September 2020. Den October 20,812 pasahero a biaha pa Merca, 1,487 pasahero pa Europa y 381 pasahero pa Antiyas Hulandes. E ultimo mercado a permiti solamente biahamento esencial te cu October 19, 2020 despues cu frontera cu Curacao y Boneiro a wordo habri di nobo. 78 pasahero a sali tambe riba buelonan humanitario pa destinacionnan den Caribe y Latino America. E cifranan pa October 2020 ta 14.5% menos cu a premira pa e luna aki y compara cu 2019 AUA Airport a recupera 25% na October compara cu e mesun luna aña pasa.

Un averahe di load factor (LF) pa salida (cantidad di asientonan ocupa abordo di un avion na momento di sali for di AUA Airport) di 52% (excluyendo de-densificashon di e avion) pa e mercado Mericano a keda raporta entre October 1 te cu October 31, 2020, mientras e LF pa e mercado Europeo tabata na 38%.

Durante October, AUA Airport a procesa un averahe di 10 buelo pa dia, compara cu 33 buelo durante di e mesun luna aña pasa. Pa November 2020 AUA Airport a premira cu lo procesa aproximadamente 48,000 pasahero cu lo sali for di Aruba. E estimacion aki ainda lo por wordo afecta door di restriccion di biahamento cu ta aplicabel na diferente destinacion y tambe e efectonan di e pandemia en general rond mundo. Ta spera un recuperacion di aproximadamente 49% pa November 2020 compara cu November 2019 basa riba e cifranan actual.

“E temporada di winter 2020/2021 a cuminsa cu menos RGPs cu a premira pa October. Nos ta spera cu e cifranan pa November y December lo ta mas serca di e estimacion premira pa e lunanan aki y cu e buelonan indica door di aerolineanan partner lo continua manera ta plania pa e lunanan menciona te cu 2021,” asina Joost Meijs, CEO di Aruba Airport Authority N.V. a bisa.

Basa riba e ultimo indicacionnan ta spera cu AUA Airport lo termina e aña recuperando 35% - 40% di trafico di salida compara cu fin di aña 2019.