According to the fast air transport statistics for July, the movement of passengers at national airports recovered in July, but it is "still far from the same values", says the National Statistics Institute (INE).

The country's airports recorded, in the month under analysis, the movement of 1.3 million passengers (boardings, arrivals and direct transits), which represents a year-on-year drop of 79.5%, after decreases of 94.6% in June and 98.5% in May.

In July, nine thousand aircraft landed on commercial flights at national airports, which represents a decrease of 61.8% compared to the same month last year, after falls of 86% in June and 92.3% in May.

As of July, the entity observed a “slight recovery”, although there were still reductions of more than 50% in the number of landings and 70% in the number of passengers disembarking.

Lisbon airport handled 55% of total passengers (6.2 million) and recorded a decrease of 65.2%.

Faro airport, on the other hand, showed the greatest decrease in the number of passengers handled between January and July, with a fall of 79.8%, when considering the three airports with the highest passenger traffic in Portugal.