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Air passenger transport has not yet surpassed 2019 levels - August 2022
17 October 2022


In August 2022, 6.3 million passengers and 19.1 thousand tonnes of freight and mail were handled at national airports, corresponding to year-on-year variations of +63.1% and +18.6%, respectively (+122.5% and +20.0% in July, in the same order). Compared to August 2019, the movement of passengers decreased by 1.9% and the movement of freight and mail increased by 12.5% (-1.5% and +7.6% in the previous month, respectively).

In August 2022, there was a daily average of 99.4 thousand passengers disembarked at national airports (104.3 thousand in the previous month), approaching that recorded in August 2019 (101.3 thousand).

Between January and August 2022, the number of passengers handled increased by 203.3% vis-à-vis the same period of 2021 (-9.3% compared to the same period of 2019). The United Kingdom was the main country of origin and destinations of flights, with growths of 416.4% in the number of disembarked passengers and 450.8% in the number of embarked passengers. 

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