88% of August 2019 departing passengers recovered in August 2021; 99,093 passengers departed in August 2021

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

In August 2021, AUA Airport handled 99,093 departing passengers. This was 9% less than the month before. During the past month AUA Airport recovered 88% of the amount of departing passenger that were handled in 2019 during that same month. In August 2021 80,571 passengers (pax) travelled to the US, 9,302 pax to Europe, 3,387 pax to the Netherlands Antilles, and 5,833 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 87% was reported during the month of August 2021, while the average PLF for all markets was at 86% during that same period (in comparison to 2019 where an average PLF for all markets of 85% was reached).

During the past month, AUA Airport averaged 29 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 218 flights whilst our national border re-opened in July of 2020 for all commercial operations.

About AUA Airport 

AUA Airport is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean region, with 19 different airlines operating into Aruba contributing in processing over 2.5 million passengers per year (pre-covid) and providing air service to 20 destinations worldwide. AUA Airport is operationally solid where over 95% of all visitors are leisure guests: 83% from the United States & Canada, 6% from Latin America, 8% from Europe, and 3% from Dutch Caribbean, year to date, March 2021. AUA Airport attributes this to the island’s stable economic and political climate, hospitable and multilingual population, and safe environment. AUA Airport undergoes continuous upgrades to maintain its position as one of the region’s most innovative airports.

Learn more about what’s happening at AUA Airport by visiting www.airportaruba.com and connect with AUA Airport on Twitter.com/Aruba_Airport, Facebook.com/ArubaAirportInstagram.com/arubaairport/ and  Linkedin.com/ArubaAirport.