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COVID-19 Traffic Forecast

ACI World published its fourth update analysing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its effects on the global airport business in December 2020. It forecasted that airports in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East will lose -59% and -71% passenger volume respectively by the end of 2020. This amounts to a reduction of 2.0 billion passengers in Asia-Pacific and 270 million passengers in the Middle East for the year 2020.

 

Passenger Traffic in 2020

Asia-Pacific

Forecast

 

Source: ACI Advisory Bulletin, Dec 2020

Passenger Traffic in 2020

Middle East

Forecast

 

Source: ACI Advisory Bulletin, Dec 2020

 

 


Weekly Trending of Passenger Volume

ACI Asia-Pacific continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on passenger traffic and connectivity. Weekly trending of passenger volume up to early November 2020 for both Asia-Pacific and the Middle East indicated that the overall pace of recovery continues to be slow and is highly sensitive to resurgence of COVID-19 cases. In aggregate, year-on-year decline in passenger volume for Week 50 (week ending on 13 December 2020) was at -70%. China and the Republic of Korea are leading the recovery, driven by strong domestic demand. A noticeable rebound in passenger traffic in both markets was observed during the respective national holidays in early October.

 

 

Total Airport Passenger Traffic (COVID-19): Selected Airports in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East

 

Data collected from 32 airports (28 in Asia-Pacific; 4 in the Middle East). These airports collectively serve around 27% of passenger traffic in both regions combined. 

 


Monthly Traffic Report (October)

 

ACI World produces airport traffic publications on both monthly and annual basis to provide airports, stakeholders and World Business Partners with the information and data they need for understanding airport traffic trends and forecast for the coming years.

 

Passengers

Total Passenger

 

Source: ACI Flash Report

Asia-Pacifc

-57.6%

year-on-year traffic results as of Oct 2020

Source: ACI Flash Report

Middle East

-80.2%

year-on-year traffic results as of Oct 2020

Source: ACI Flash Report

World

-66.4%

year-on-year traffic results as of Oct 2020

Source: ACI Flash Report

 

Freight

Total Freight

 

Source: ACI Flash Report

Asia-Pacific

-8.9%

year-on-year traffic results as of Oct 2020

Source: ACI Flash Report

Middle East

-15.5%

year-on-year traffic results as of Oct 2020

Source: ACI Flash Report

World

-4.6%

year-on-year traffic results as of Oct 2020

Source: ACI Flash Report

 

To find out more about available data and statistics, please visit the ACI Data Center.

 

 

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