A recovery of 32% of departing passengers in November 2020 but stays 35% behind forecast
ORANJESTAD - In November 31,431 Revenue Generating Passengers (RGPs) travelled out of the Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA Airport) to the various markets. This was 38% more than October 2020. In November 28,480 passengers (pax) travelled to the US, 130 to Canada, 1,288 pax to Europe and 1,345 pax to the Netherlands Antilles.188 pax departed also on repatriation flights to Latin American destinations. The figures for November 2020 are 35% less than what was forecasted for this month and compared to 2019 AUA Airport has recovered 32% during November 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 48% (excluding de-densification of aircraft) was reported during the period of November 1 through 30, 2020, while the LF for the European market was 43%.
During November, AUA Airport averaged 16 flights per day, down from about 35 daily flights from the same month last year. For December 2020 AUA Airport has forecasted handling approximately 60,000 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 57% is expected to be reached as a result for December 2020 versus December 2019 based on current insights.
“We had a lot of aircraft movements during our second month of this winter season 2020/2021, but the load factors have yet to recover further during versus what was forecasted. The opening of the borders with Latin America and the Caribbean and the return of flights form TUI and increased operations of KLM during December will ensure not only more flights but also more passengers using our airport. We hope that our forecasted figures for December 2020 will be realized with this extra push of flights and that flights as indicated by our airline partners will continue as planned for the end of this year 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.
Den November 2020:
Recuperashon di 32% di e cantidad di pasahero cu a sali for di Aruba, pero cantidad di pasahero ta 35% menos cu e forecast
ORANJESTAD – Na November 31,431 Revenue Generating Passengers (RGPs / Pasaheronan cu ta genera entrada) a biaha for di Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix (AUA Airport) pa diferente destinacion. Esaki ta 38% mas cu October 2020. Na November 28,480 pasahero a biaha pa Merca, 130 pa Canada, 1,288 pasahero pa Europa y 1,345 pasahero pa Antiyas Hulandes. 188 pasahero a sali tambe riba buelonan humanitario pa destinacionnan den Latino America. E cifranan pa November 2020 ta 35% menos di loke a premira den e forecast pa e luna aki y compara cu 2019 AUA Airport a recupera 32% compara cu e mesun luna na 2019.
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 48% (excluyendo de-densificashon di e avion) pa e mercado Mericano a ser raporta entre November 1 te cu November 30, 2020, mientras e LF pa e mercado Europeo tabata na 43%.
Durante November, AUA Airport a procesa un averahe di 16 buelo pa dia, compara cu 35 buelo durante di e mesun luna aña pasa. Pa December 2020 AUA Airport ta premira cu lo procesa aproximadamente 60,000 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 57% pa December 2020 compara cu December 2019 basa riba e cifranan actual.
“Nos tabatin hopi moveshon di buelo den e di dos luna di e temporada winter 2020/2021, pero e load factor ainda falta pa recupera mas compara cu loke a wordo premira. E habrimento di e frontera cu Latino America y Caribe y e regreso di vuelonan di TUI y e aumento di vuelonan di KLM na December lo percura pa no salmente mas buelo pero tambe mas pasahero cu lo haci uzo di nos aeropuerto. Nos ta spera cu nos cifra premira pa December lo bira un realidad cu e extra empuhe di vuelonan y cu e buelonan indica door di e aerolineanan partner lo continua manera ta plania pa e fin di e aña aki y pa 2021,” asina Joost Meijs, CEO 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.