Paris airports: traffic dropped by 69% in 2020

Published by Alexandre G. · Published on 18 January 2021 at 19h23 · Updated on 19 January 2021 at 12h08
This Monday January 18, 2021, the Aéroports de Paris group announces the traveler traffic has dropped by 69.4% in 2020, mainly because of difficulties caused by the Covid-19 crisis. In Europe, the traffic even falls by 72.1% in comparison with 2019.

Things are not to return to normal by 2024-2025”. So warns Augutsin de Romanet on BFM Business. Aéroports de Paris (ADP) CEO came to talk about the impact of Covid-19 on the traveler traffic in Parisian airports.

When looking at the data, it seems obvious the impact of the coronavirus epidemic is colossal. In a press release issued on Monday January 18, 2021 in the evening, ADP reckons 33.1 million people took a plane from one of the group’s airports. Compared with 2019, the traveler traffic decreased by 69.4%. All in all, 22.3 million travelers routed through the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport (-70.8%) and 10.8 million through the Paris-Orly airport (-66.1%) set in southern Paris.

Therefore, the decrease in traffic has been bigger in the second semester 2020 (-76.1%), than the first one (-62.2%). According to data shared by the company, flights from Northern America (-80%), the Middle-Orient (-71%), and even Africa (-66%), Latin America (-70%), and Asia-Pacific (-79.9%) originated these very bad results.

Furthermore, everywhere across Europe, traffic data have been dramatically decreasing. In Europe (excluding the French traffic), -72.1% of traveler traffic in 2020. Around the world, “only” 1.8 billion people traveled in 2020. Internationally-speaking, the number of passengers drops by 60%. To take traffic back to normal levels, ADP CEO wishes to generalize tests before boarding, in order to win travelers’ trust again. While waiting for vaccine and return to normal…

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