AUA Airport’s air seat capacity climb continues as airlines continue to build summer network to meet growing demand
Airlines to add over 125 flights to June and July AUA Airport flight schedules
ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA), company that manages and operates Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA Airport) reports the following traffic highlights:
• AUA airport to operate 80% of 2019 pre-pandemic schedules in June 2021.
• All regions have taken an upward step this month.
• Average outbound passenger load factor: 69.5%, compared to 85% in 2019.
• Services: 25 per day, compared to 35 in 2019.
Airlines are adding new flight routes and reviving old ones, as leisure travel continues to return this summer as the US national vaccination rate moves higher. According to schedules from Cirium combined with CAPA Fleet Database seat configurations, AUA Airport Flight Schedules (translated into air seat capacity) for 3rd quarter and early winter 2021-2022 are still showing recovery rates of 83% and 94% of 2019 levels.
The statistics represent AUA Airport’s quarterly seat capacity (released on June 7, 2021) by region. Note that schedules filed by airlines for the rest of the summer are regularly being trimmed.
Latin America continues to have the deepest cut among the regions. Nevertheless, it continues a modestly improving trend since the period between mid-April and late May. With Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia having the highest number of cases in South America.
Overall Air Seat Capacity is likely to be at 80% of pre-pandemic levels between June and September, rising to 94% between November and December, depending on the success of the Latin America’s vaccine program and multi-speed travel market recovery, with overall winter traffic potentially at 75-100%.
Summer 2021 | Schedule Highlights:
- American Airlines increased daily (7) service from
Charlotte to 3 daily flights (21) for the peak summer months June and July.
- American Airlines resumed 1 weekly Saturday service from La Guardia from June 12th.
- United Airlines increased service from Washington from 3 weekly to daily (7) service in June.
- JetBlue to increase service from JFK from 14 to 17 weekly flights in July.
- WestJet tentative restart date, November 6, 2021, with 2 weekly service from Toronto.
- Air Canada tentative restart date, September 11, 2021, with 2 weekly service from Toronto.
- Avianca plans to increase service from 4 to 5 weekly (Wednesday flight) from Bogota for the peak summer months July – August.
- KLM to start daily service (now 6 weekly) from Amsterdam (via Bon) in July.
- KLM added 3 extra weekly flights for the peak summer weeks from July 23 through August 15, 2021.
- TUI NL increased service from 1 to 3 weekly from Amsterdam (via Cur) in June and plans to add an extra flight on Tuesdays starting July 6 through October 2021.
- TUI UK plans to restart 1 weekly year-round service from Gatwick from July 7, 2021, subject to UK- Government next review of green list countries.
We continue to update the information on certain major airlines as we are able. Flight schedules are changing constantly and are subject to change at any time. Visit our Flight Schedules page for the summer schedule details and latest confirmed schedule information received from our airline partners. Flight Schedules (airportaruba.com)
"The demand environment is unquestionably positive with our airlines adding new destinations and capacity by increasing the frequency of flights. We are confident that we will see a return to relative high volumes in that key July, August, September quarter”; AUA Airport’s Air Service Development Manager Mrs. Jo-Anne Meaux-Arends.