Aruba Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) will operate 80% of pre-pandemic schedules in June 2021 as load factors and frequencies recover.
The airport has brought back 20 of 28 carriers in just under a year since the island reopened to international visitors.
Load factors are up to 69.5%, compared to 85% in 2019, and services per day are 25 compared to 35. Aruba believes that by winter it could restore as much as 94% of 2019 traffic.
“The demand environment is unquestionably positive, with our airlines adding new destinations and capacity by increasing the frequency of flights,” said Aruba air service development manager Jo-Anne Meaux Arends.
“We are confident that we will see a return to relative high volumes in the key July, August, September quarter.”
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