Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) reports as follows on Queen Beatrix International Airport’s (AUA Airport) performance for November 2021; another month with yet another satisfying recovery rate versus the same period in 2019.
In November 2021, AUA Airport handled 85,346 departing passengers. This was 13% more than the month before. During the past month AUA Airport recovered 87% of the amount of departing passenger that were handled in 2019 during that same month. In November 2021 65,928 passengers (pax) travelled to the US, 2,442 pax to Canada, 6,397 pax to Europe, 3,638 pax to the Netherlands Antilles, and 6,941 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 74% was reported during the month of November 2021, while the average PLF for all markets was at 76% 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 30 flights per day, down from 35 daily flights during the same period in 2019. In that same period in 2020 we only handled a total amount of 481 flights whilst our national border re-opened in July of 2020 for all commercial operations.