77% of 2019 departing passengers recovered in 1st Quarter of 2022

April 26, 2022

Recovery of 86% in March 2022 versus 2019

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) can report as follows on AUA Airport’s performance for the 1st quarter of 2022; like 2021, it was a slow start, however with a satisfying recovery rate versus the same period in 2019. The total amount of revenue generating passengers (departing passengers) handled in the 1st quarter of 2022 during January, February and March represented a total recovery of 77% versus 2019.

1st Quarter 2022 per month 

In January 2022, AUA Airport handled 76,741 departing passengers. This was 16% less than the December of 2021 and was a direct result of the Omicron variant that gripped the world at that time. The same effect was noticeable during February also where AUA Airport handled 77,599 which was a mere 1% more than the month before. In March however the numbers increased considerably to 104,462 which was an increase of 35% versus February 2022. During these first three months of 2022 199,092 passengers (pax) travelled to the US, 7,141 pax to Canada, 21,375 pax to Europe, 8,852 pax to the Netherlands Antilles, and 22,342 pax to Latin America.

An average outbound passenger load factor (PLF) (number of seats of the total seats on board an aircraft that are occupied when departing from AUA Airport) for the US Market of 57%, 69% and 86% were reported for respectively the months of January, February, and March. The average PLF for all markets was respectively 61%, 71% and 85% during that same period. In March we reached thus the same level of average outbound PLF for all markets as that of 2019, which was 85%.

During the past months, AUA Airport averaged 31 flights per day, down from an average of 41 daily flights during the same period in 2019.

During January, February, and March AUA Airport recovered respectively 66%, 79% and 86% of the amount of departing passengers that were handled in those same months in 2019. The recovery in total for the first quarter of 2022 amounted to 77% versus 2019, which was up 39% points versus the recovery enjoyed in 2021.


Den e prome kwartaal di 2022 a recupera 77% di e total di pasahero cu a biaha for di Aruba

Recuperacion di 86% den e luna di Maart 2022 compara cu 2019

Oranjestad- Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) ta raporta riba Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix (AUA Airport) su prestacion pa cu e prome kwartaal di 2022; mescos cu 2021, e tawata un comienso trankilo, sin embargo cu un indice di recuperacion satisfactorio compara cu e mesun periodo den 2019. E suma total di entrada genera na pasahero durante e prome kwartaal di 2022 durante Januari, Februari y Maart a representa un recuperacion total di 77% compara cu 2019.

Prome kwartaal di 2022 pa luna

Den Januari 2022, AUA Airport a atende 76,741 pasaheronan cu a biaha for di Aruba. Esaki tawata 16% menos cu December 2021 y tawata un resultado directo di e variante Omicron cu a gara e mundo na e momento ey. E mesun efecto tawata remarkable durante Februari na unda tambe AUA Airport a atende 77,599 pasahero cu tawata mas o menos 1% mas cu e luna prome. Na Maart mientrastanto e cifranan a subi considerablemente cu 104,462 cu tawata un aumento di 35% compara cu Februari 2022. Durante e tres prome lunanan di 2022, 199,092 pasahero a biaha pa Estados Unidos, 7,141 pa Canada, 21,375 pa Europa, 8,852 pa Antillas Hulandes y 22,342 pa Latino America.

Un averahe di Passenger Load Factor (PLF) na salida (cantidad di asiento ocupa di e cantidad total di asiento disponibel abordo di un avion ora di sali for di Aruba) pa e mercado mericano di 57%, 69% y 86% a wordo raporta pa Januari, Februari y Maart respectivamente. E promedio di PLF pa tur mercado tawata 61%, 71% y 85% respectivamente durante e mesun periodo. Na Maart nos a logra e mesun nivel di e promedio di PLF pa tur mercado cu 2019, cu tawata 85%.

Durante e lunanan anterior, AUA Airport tawata tin un averahe di 31 buelo pa dia, compara cu un averahe di 41 buelo pa dia den mesun period di 2019.

Na Januari, Februari y Maart, AUA Airport a recupera 66%, 79% y 86% respectivamente di e total di pasahero saliente compara cu e mesun lunanan den 2019.

E recuperacion total pa cu e prome kwartaal di 2022 a subi cu 77% compara cu 2019, cual ta un aumento di 39% puntonan procentual ora di compara cu e recuperacion disfruta na 2021 pa e mesun periodo.