July 12, 2021
84,754 passengers departed in June 2021
ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) can report on AUA Airport’s performance for June 2021, another month of solid recovery since the pandemic hit back in March 2020.
In June 2021, AUA Airport handled 84,754 departing passengers. The amount of departing passengers was 20% more than the month before. During the past month, AUA Airport recovered 80% of the number of departing passengers who departed in 2019 during that same month. In June 2021, 74,566 passengers (pax) traveled to the U.S., 4,384 pax to Europe, 2,235 pax to the Netherlands Antilles, and 3,569 pax to Latin America. The total departures during June are 83% more than what was forecasted for this month.
An average outbound Passenger Load Factor (PLF) of 80% (number of occupied seats of the total amount of seats onboard an aircraft when departing from AUA Airport) was reached for the US Market during June 2021. The average PLF for all markets was 78% during that same period (compared to 2019, where the average PLF for all markets was 85%).
During the past month, AUA Airport averaged 26 flights per day, down from 35 daily flights during the same period in 2019. In June 2020, we only handled 53 flights in the full month while our national border was closed for commercial operations.