Air traffic decreased by 91% in April to June 2020

Between April and June, only one in 20 people at Porto airport travelled with TAP, which now has a 5% market share and went down to the eighth place of airlines with the most passengers.

According to the latest report by the National Civil Aviation Authority ANAC ) on movements in Portuguese airports in the second quarter of the year – in the months of April, May and June, during the state of emergency and the post-confinement period -, there was a “drop in traffic in the order of 91% in number of movements and 97.5% in number of passengers carried”.

” Faro airport showed the biggest drop in the number of movements (-97%), as opposed to Ponta Delgada airport (-80%). Regarding passengers transported, less than 388 thousand (15 million in 2019) the breaks were, of course, more homogeneous and over 96% in all major national airports “, can be read in the report.

Therefore, in the same period of 2019, 15.3 million passengers passed through Portuguese airports , a number that has fallen this year to less than 388 thousand .

All airlines lost passengers, but TAP lost even more market share at the three main national airports. In Porto , the Portuguese airline now has a 5% market share of passengers handled, representing 1 in 20 travelers, well below the 19% of 2019.

In the list of airlines with more passengers at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport , TAP went from second to eighth place , being overtaken by Swiss Air (22%), Ryanair (19%), Lufthansa (12%), Luxair (10% ), Air France (9%), Transavia (8%) and Easyjet (6%).

In Lisbon , TAP remained the airline with the most passengers carried, despite having dropped from 51% in 2019 to 18% in 2020. In Faro , it also lost market share and left the list of the ten largest airlines flying to the Algarve . Just in Funchal the TAP has increased the market share of 29% to 80% .


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