Faro Airport recorded the biggest decrease, in national terms, in the number of passengers handled in January, falling 85.9% compared to the same month of 2019, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).
In the first month of this year, 34,000 passengers passed through the Algarve airport infrastructure, while in January 2019, 420,000 passengers had been handled.
According to data released today by INE, the movement of passengers at national airports fell 79.3% in January compared to the same month in 2020, to 772 thousand, having landed 5.8 thousand aircraft on commercial flights, 62% less.
This “sharp reduction” reflects an increase in relation to the 74.7% and 57.3% year-on-year losses recorded in December in air passenger transport and aircraft landing, respectively.
Comparing the number of aircraft landed and the number of passengers disembarked daily in January 2021 with the same month of 2020, there were reductions of more than 40% in the number of aircraft landed and 60% in the number of passengers disembarked.
Considering the total number of passengers disembarked at national airports in January 2021, around 70% corresponded to international traffic (82% in the same period), the majority coming from airports located on the European continent (52%).
Regarding boarded passengers, around 77% are associated with international traffic (83% in the same period), with airports located on the European continent as the main destination (63%).