75,773 passengers departed in October

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Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) reports as follows on AUA Airport’s performance for October 2021; another month with yet another satisfying recovery rate versus the same period in 2019. 

In October 2021, AUA Airport handled 75,773 departing passengers. This was 13% more than the month before. During the past month AUA Airport recovered 84% of the amount of departing passenger that were handled in 2019 during that same month. In October 2021 57,563 passengers (pax) travelled to the US, 1,039 pax to Canada, 6,807 pax to Europe, 3,212 pax to the Netherlands Antilles, and 7,152 pax to Latin America.

An average outbound passenger load factor (PLF) (number of seats of the total seats on board an aircraft that are occupied when departing from AUA Airport) for the US Market of 73% was reported during the month of October 2021, while the average PLF for all markets was at 75% during that same period (in comparison to 2019 where the PLF for all markets of 85% was reached).

During the past month, AUA Airport averaged 28 flights per day, down from 32 daily flights during the same period in 2019. In that same period in 2020 we only handled a total amount of 304 flights whilst our national border re-opened in July of 2020 for all commercial operations.