69% of 2019 departing passengers recovered in 2021

February 4, 2022

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) reports as follows on Queen Beatrix International Airport’s (AUA Airport) performance for December 2021; another month with yet another satisfying recovery rate versus the same period in 2019. The total amount of revenue generating passengers (departing passengers) handled in 2021 represented a total recovery of 69% versus 2019.

December 2021

In December 2021, AUA Airport handled 91,086 departing passengers. This was 7% more than the month before. During this month AUA Airport recovered 86% of the amount of departing passengers that were handled in 2019 during that same month. In December 2021 67,011 passengers (pax) travelled to the US, 3,764 pax to Canada, 6,963 pax to Europe, 3,592 pax to the Netherlands Antilles, and 9,756 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 66% was reported during the month of December 2021, while the average PLF for all markets was at 67% during that same period (in comparison to 2019 where the PLF for all markets of 85% was reached).

During the past month, AUA Airport averaged 34 flights per day, down from 37 daily flights during the same period in 2019. In that same period in 2020 AUA Airport only handled a total amount of 659 flights whilst Aruba’s national border re-opened in July of 2020 for all commercial operations.

Full year 2021

In 2020 AAA forecasted for 2021 a recovery of approximately 50% versus 2019. The past year however has proven to be a much better year than excepted and ended up with a total recovery of 69% for the year 2021 versus the year 2019. Compared to 2020 AUA Airport’s revenue generating passenger amount increased with 104%.

In 2021 AUA Airport handled a total of 712,321 revenue generating passengers departing to the US, 8,275 to Canada, 65,396 to Europe, 29,376 o the Netherlands Antilles, 60,919 to Latin America and 293 to other markets. The markets that increased the most in 2021 compared to the previous year were the US Market with 117% and the European market with 103%. The Latin America market also had a strong growth with 97% whilst the Dutch Antilles market grew with 44%.

Departing flights handled at AUA airport during 2021 totaled 9,512 flights which represents an increase of 82% versus the year 2020 and a recovery of 72% of the flights handled in 2019.


Den 2021 a recupera 69% di pasaheronan cu a 

biaha for di Aruba na 2019 

Recuperacion di 86% na December 2021 compara cu 2019

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) ta raporta riba Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix (AUA Airport) su prestacion pa December 2021; un otro luna cu un rate di recuperacion satisfactorio compara cu e mesun periodo na 2019. E cantidad total di revenue generating passengers (pasaheronan cu ta biaha for di Aruba) cu a wordo atendi den 2021 a representa un recuperación di 69% compara cu 2019.

December 2021

Den December 2021, AUA Airport a atende 91,086 pasahero cu a biaha for di Aruba. Esaki a resulta den 7% mas pasahero compara cu e luna prome. Durante e luna aki AUA Airport a recupera 86% di e cantidad di pasaheronan cu a wordo procesa na 2019 durante e mesun luna. Na December 2021 67,011 pasahero (pax) a biaha pa Merca, 3,764 pax pa Canada, 6,963 pax pa Europa, 3,592 pax pa Antiyas Hulandes, y 9,756 pax 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 66% a wordo raporta durante December 2021, mientras cu e PLF averahe pa tur mercado hunto tabata 67% durante e mesun periodo (en comparashon cu 2019 unda e PLF pa tur mercado hunto tabata 85%).

En total a procesa 9,512 buelo den 2021 cu ta representa un aumento di 82% compara cu 2020 y un recuperacion di 72% compara cu 2019.

Durante e luna aki, AUA Airport a atende un averahe di 34 buelo pa dia, menos compara cu e 37 buelonan pa dia cu a wordo atendi den e mesun temporada na 2019. Den e mesun periodo den 2020 AUA Airport a atende solamente 659 buelo mientras cu Aruba a habri su frontera bek na Juli 2020 pa tur operacion comercial.

Aña 2021 completo

Na 2020 AAA a premira pa 2021 un recuperacion di aproximadamente 50% compara cu 2019. Pero e ultimo aña a demostra un recuperacion mihor di loke a spera y a yega na un total di 69% di recuperacion pa 2021 compara cu 2019. Compara cu 2020 AUA Airport su cantidad di revenue generating passenger a aumenta cu 104%.

Na 2021 AUA Airport a procesa un total di 712,321 revenue generating passengers cu a biaha pa Merca, 8,275 pa Canada, 65,396 pa Europa, 29,376 pa Antiyas Hulandes, 60,919 pa Latino America y 293 pa otro mercado. E mercadonan cu mas a aumenta den 2021 compara cu e aña anterior tabata Merca cu 117% y Europa cu 103%. E mercado Latino Americano tambe a crese fuerte cu 97% mientras e mercado di Antiyas Hulandes a crese cu 44%.

En total a procesa 9,512 buelo den 2021 cu ta representa un aumento di 82% compara cu 2020 y un recuperacion di 72% compara cu 2019.