Portugal passenger traffic down 97.4%

in News · 13-09-2020 08:00:00 · 3 Comments

National airports in Portugal saw a 97.4 percent drop in passenger movements to 434,000 in the second quarter as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and airspace restrictions, revealed the National Statistics Institute (INE).

In the second quarter of this year, 5,800 aircraft landed at national airports on commercial flights, a year-on-year fall of 90.7 percent, much higher than the 12.7 percent drop in the first quarter, and freight and mail traffic fell 57.4 percent to 22,000 tonnes.

Lisbon airport accounted for more than half of total passenger movements in that period (56.2 percent, 243.9 thousand), down 97.1 percent.

Oporto airport recorded the second highest volume of passengers handled in the country (20.1 percent, 87.4 thousand), down 97.5 percent, and Faro airport 36.6 thousand passengers (8.4 percent of the total), down 98.8 percent.

The pandemic also brought public transport to a standstill, with the metro recording a historic 76.3 percent drop in the second quarter, with 16.3 million passengers carried, and reaching a minimum in April of three million passengers, 86.6 percent down on the same month.

Passenger transport by train also fell by 70.5 percent, with a total of 12.7 million passengers, and inland waterway transport fell by 72.4 percent, to 1.5 million passengers.

Passenger transport on the River Tagus fell by 73.4 percent between April and June to 1.3 million passengers, after a 12.2 percent reduction in the first quarter.

The movement of goods fell by 22.6 percent in ports in the second quarter as a result of the reduction in economic activity resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, corresponding to a total of 16.8 million tonnes, in line with the decrease in incoming vessels.


Our planet desperately needed that brief respite from constant air and car traffic.

By Annie from Algarve on 14-09-2020 08:36

If Portugal was open for US citizens we would be in Portugal now for the winter.

By David sib from USA on 13-09-2020 04:43

Airlines harrassed too much to passengers who want to travel out of Lisbon at Lisbon airport

By Manji from Lisbon on 13-09-2020 02:03
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