Faro Airport handled only about 36 thousand passengers in the second quarter of this year, a drop of 98.8% compared to the same period in 2019, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).
With 408 passengers handled in April, 1,043 in May and 35,130 in June, the Algarve airport totaled 36,581 passengers in these three months, representing 8.4% of the national total.
The year-on-year change for the second quarter of 2019 – when over 2.9 million passengers were handled at Faro Airport – was -98.8%.
Between April and June, the national airports registered a drop of 97.4% in the movement of passengers, to 434 thousand.
According to INE, the pandemic also paralyzed public transport. The number of passengers transported by train south of the Tagus fell 60.1%, from 4 million to 1.6 million, in the second quarter.