theThe National Institute of Statistics (INE) announced today that national airports handled 4.1 million passengers in November, an annual increase of 31.3%, surpassing, for the second consecutive month, the 2019 level, before the pandemic.
According to the air transport express statistics, “In November 2022, national airports handled 4.1 million passengers and 19,300 tons of cargo and mail, which corresponds to annual changes of +31.3% and +0,2%, respectively.”
November was the second month in a row that passenger traffic surpassed the 2019 level, before the COVID-19 pandemic, with a growth of 3%, following a 4% rise in October.
In the month under review, there was an average daily disembarkation of 65,600 passengers at national airports, compared to 90,700 in the previous month, surpassing the value observed in November 2019, which was 64,200.
Of the passengers who disembarked in November 2022, 80.3% correspond to international traffic (79.9% in the same month of 2021), most of them are from the European continent (66.6% of the total), while in flight, 81.8% correspond to international traffic ( 81.5% in November 2021), the main destination being airports on the European continent (68.8% of the total).
From January to November last year, the number of passengers handled increased by 129.8% compared to the same period in 2021, but is still 6.2% lower than the same period in 2019.
The UK was the main country of origin and destination for flights, with a growth of 228.8% in the number of passengers disembarked and 228.1% in the number of passengers on board.[Notícia atualizada às 11h25]
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