60.9% drop in passenger traffic at airports across the country in March

The downward trend in passenger traffic at all airports in the country continued in March 2021, due to the travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus.

According to the statistics of the Civil Aviation Authority, for the month of March, a decrease of 60.9% was recorded compared to 2020. 402,536 passengers were handled at the country’s airports, compared to 1,028,680 passengers handled in March last year.

The total number of flights amounted to 10,263, registering a 38.5% drop compared to the same period in 2020, when 16,670 flights were made. In terms of international passenger arrivals, there were just 66,980, a 76.1% decrease compared to March 2020, when 280,301 passengers had arrived.

Significantly, the drop in passenger traffic has recorded a decline for the 13th consecutive month, as travel restrictions on air travel are still in place.

For the January/March quarter of 2021, according to CAA statistics, the total number of passengers handled reached 1.1 million passengers, a 79.4% drop compared to the same period in 2020, when 5.4 million passengers were handled. As for flights at the country’s airports, they amounted to 28,946, of which 21,624 were domestic and 7,322 international, a drop of 52.2%, compared to the same period in 2020, when a total of 60,601 flights were carried out.


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