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AUA Airport August 2020

In August 2020 AUA Airport recuperated 19% of the departure figures of August 2019

Revenue Generating Passenger amounts increased compared to July 2020

ORANJESTAD - In August, the second month of operations after the lockdown, a total of 21,868 Revenue Generating Passengers (RGPs) travelled out of the Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA Airport) to the various markets. This was 10,692 more than the month of July 2020. In August 17,546 passengers (pax) travelled to the US, 3,700 pax to Europe and 202 pax to Canada and 386 pax to the Netherlands Antilles (34 pax departed also on a repatriation flight to Latin America). The figures for August 2020 are 1.8% less than what was forecasted for this month and compared to 2019 AUA Airport had a recuperation of 19% for the month of August 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 49% was reported during the period of August 1 through 31, 2020. The LF ’s for the entire month of August for the European, Canadian and Netherlands Antilles markets were respectively 73%, 36% and 68%. The average LF for August 2019 in these markets were 94% (US), 93% (Europe), 95% (Canada), and 67% (Netherlands Antilles).

During the month of August, AUA Airport averaged 9 flights per day, down from about 35 daily flights from the same month last year. For September 2020 AUA Airport has forecasted handling approximately 23,000 departing passengers. This estimate however will probably be negatively affected due to the current travel restrictions that apply in for example European countries, the Netherlands Antilles and Canada. TUI has cancelled all operation for September and Canadian carriers have moved up their operation to restart once again in October of this year. The fact that borders have not yet been opened with Latin and Central America as was foreseen originally will also have its effect on the forecasted numbers. A recuperation of approximately 20% of AUA Airport’s traffic handled in September of 2019 is expected to be reached as a result.

“The traffic numbers are still slow and far from pre covid-19 numbers but having almost reached our estimate for the month of August is yet another testament to the great cooperation we have with all our stakeholders, especially our airline partners, in trying to forecast as best as we can in these turbulent, uncertain and fluent times. We will continue to exert these efforts and remain optimistic, hoping that the air traffic figures will pick up faster than forecasted. We will continue to provide all relevant and necessary information to our deciding partners to assist further in planning ahead for the island,” said AAA CCO Mrs. Barbara Brown

 


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Den Augustus 2020 AUA Airport a recupera 19% di e cantidad di pasaheronan di Augustus 2019

Cantidad di “Revenue Generating Passenger” a aumenta compara cu Juli 2020

ORANJESTAD - Den Augustus, e di dos luna di operacion desde lockdown, un total di 21,868 Revenue Generating Passengers (RGP) a biaha for di Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix (AUA Airport) pa varios mercado. Esaki tabata 10,692 mas cu e cantidad di Juli 2020. Den Augustus 17,546 pasahero a biaha pa Merca, 3,700 pa Europa, 202 pa Canada y 386 pa Antiyas Hulandes (34 pasahero a sali tambe pa Latino America riba un buelo di repatriacion). E cifranan pa Augustus 2020 ta 1.8% menos di loke a wordo premira pa e luna aki y compara cu 2019 AUA Airport a mira un recuperacion di 19%.

Un average di load factor (LF) (cantidad di asiento total abordo di un avion ora e sali for di  AUA Airport) pa e mercado Mericano di 49% a keda raporta durante e periodo di 1 pa 31 di Augustus, 2020. E LF pa ful e luna di Augustus pa e mercadonan Europeo, Canades y Antiyas Hulandes tabata respectivamente 73%, 36% y 68%. E average di LF pa Augustus 2019 den e mercadonan aki tabata 94% (Merca), 93% (Europa), 95% (Canada) y 67% (Antiyas Hulandes).

Durante e luna di Augustus, AUA Airport a ricibi un average di 9 buelo pa dia, esaki a baha compara cu e average di 35 buelo diario pa e mesun luna di anja pasa. Pa September 2020 AUA Airport ta premira cu lo procesa aproximadamente 23,000 pasahero cu lo sali for di AUA Airport. E estimacion aki lo wordo probablemente afecta negativamente door di e restriccionnan di biahe cu tin pa por ehempel e paisnan Europeo, Hulanda, Antiyas Hulandes y Canada. TUI a cancela tur operacion pa September y e aerolineanan Canades a move nan operacionnan pa cuminsa bula atrobe pa Oktober di e anja aki. E hecho cu e fronteranan no a habri ainda pa Latino y Centro America manera a wordo premira tambe lo tin su efecto riba e cifranan cu a wordo pronostica. Un recuperacion di aproximadamente 20% di AUA Airport su trafico cu a wordo procesa den September 2019 ta wordo spera pa alcansa como resultado.

“E cifranan di trafico ainda ta abou y leu for di e cantidadnan prome cu covid-19, pero e hecho cu a casi yega e cifranan pronostica pa Augustus ta un otro testamento pa e cooperashon extenso cu nos tin cu nos stakeholdernan, specialmente nos aerolineanan partner, pa asina por duna e mihor pronosticonan posibel den e temponan dificial y insigur cu nos ta pasando aden. Nos lo sigui cu nos esfuersonan y keda optimista, cu e speransa cu e cifranan di trafico aereo lo aumenta mas liher di loke ta wordo spera. Nos lo sigui brinda tur informacion relevante y necesario na nos partnernan clave cu mester tuma decisionnan importante pa asina por planifica mihor pa nos isla” asina CCO di AAA Sra. Barbara Brown a bisa.