Viracopos exceeds 500,000 passengers a month, almost four times more than in April

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Viracopos International Airport in Campinas (SP) registered another indication in September that the airlines operating in the terminal are continuing the gradual resumption of passengers.

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Although the accumulated data for the year is still below the value due to the pandemic compared to the same period last year, there was an increase in the movement compared to the previous month for the fifth consecutive month.

The airport recorded a movement of 564,753 passengers in September, compared to 454,200 in August, 383,200 in July, 305,400 in June, 226,500 in May and 150,500 in April (lowest movement of the year). . The forecast is that the month of October will hit a new high and reach more than 650,000 passengers.

Although the passenger movement still decreased by 34.1% between September 2020 and September 2019 (with 857.6 thousand passengers), the comparison between September and August 2020 increased by almost 25%.

In the first nine months of 2020, the decrease over the same period of 2019 reached 43.6%.

By the month of February 2020, Viracopos recorded a consecutive increase in passengers, achieving a series of 17 consecutive monthly increases. In January of this year, the airport handled 964,792, an increase of 8.35% compared to January 2019.

Gradual recovery

The recovery in the aviation sector is showing a tendency towards gradual and slow growth after a sharp decline since March due to the pandemic. The airport saw a decrease in passenger flights from an average of 330 movements (landings and departures) per day to 34 per day (in March) and 56 per day (in April).

In May there was little growth with 72 landings and take-offs per day. In June there was another increase on the part of airlines, averaging 84 landings and take-offs per day.

In July, the daily movement reached around 130 landings and take-offs per day. In August, the daily movements of landings and take-offs reached 165, and in September they exceeded 200 movements per day.

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