In September 2020 there was a movement of 1.9 million passengers at national airports, representing a decrease of 69.0% (-65.9% in August). The movement of freight and mail totalled 12.4 thousand tonnes, corresponding to a decrease of 29.8% (-39.0% in August).
The number of passengers disembarked at national airports on flights from the United Kingdom decreased by 73.9% (-69.1% in August). Between August 21 and September 10, period during which the United Kingdom included Portugal in the safe travel list, there was a lower reduction in the number of passengers disembarking at national airports on flights from the United Kingdom (-53.5%), when compared to the decreased recorded in the accumulated of the remaining days of August and September (-80.2%).
Despite the circumstances determined by the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Portugal calls for the best collaboration by companies, families and public entities in responding to Statistics Portugal’s data requests. The quality of official statistics, particularly its ability to identify the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, crucially depends on this collaboration, which Statistics Portugal thanks in advance.