Lowest Passenger Flow for March in Brazil
Airport in Campinas (SP) accounted for 684,400 travelers in the most lethal month of the pandemic in Brazil. Result is the second consecutive low recorded and the terminal closes the quarter with a retraction.
Covid-19: Viracopos registers 2nd lowest passenger flow for March since the concession started.
The concessionaire’s data shows that, in relation to the total number of passengers registered in March, 679.1 thousand made domestic trips, and 5.3 thousand went abroad or arrived in Brazil through Campinas.
The concessionaire points out, through advisory services, that the impacts are verified by all airports in the world due to the global context of confronting the pandemic. On the other hand, despite the shock in the indicator, it points out that 70% of the revenue comes from the cargo terminal.
Passengers on domestic flights: 523,129
Passengers on international flights: 52,349
Passengers on domestic flights: 679,102
Passengers on international flights: 5,342
In a note, the airline Azul says that it continues with an international operation restricted to three weekly flights to Fort Lauderdale, United States, due to the closing of borders for tourism of Brazilians abroad. Flights to Lisbon, Portugal, and Orlando, United States, are suspended.
“Azul is adjusting the flight operation for the coming months”, says a press release note when mentioning that the company is in contact with customers to make their accommodation easier. Azul also says that it follows strict health protocols implemented since the beginning of the pandemic.
Change of scenery
Before the pandemic, the airport recorded a series marked by consecutive increases between July 2018 and February 2020, comparing each month with the same period of the previous year. In April, however, the lowest movement of the year was recorded, totaling 150.5 thousand passengers in the month.
Between the fourth month of last year until January 2021, Viracopos had an upward curve in travelers. However, it ended 2020 with 6.7 million passengers, an accumulated loss of 36% in 12 months.
The terminal is waiting for the re-bidding process to resolve debts totaling R $ 2.88 billion. The federal government plans to hold a new auction in 2022, due to delays in the process.