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COVID-19 Traffic Forecast

ACI World published its latest update analysing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its effects on the global airport business in March 2021. It forecasted that airports in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East will lose -40% and -59% passenger volume respectively by the end of 2021. This amounts to a reduction of 1.5 billion passengers in Asia-Pacific and 270 million passengers in the Middle East for the year 2021.

 

Passenger Traffic in 2021

Asia-Pacific

 

 

Source: ACI Advisory Bulletin, Mar 2021

Passenger Traffic in 2021

Middle East

 

Source: ACI Advisory Bulletin, Mar 2021

 

 


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 end of May 2021 for both Asia-Pacific and the Middle East indicated that the overall recovery is affected by the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in many markets. Passenger volume has been trending downwards since week 15 as a result of renewed border control restrictions as well as domestic lockdowns. In aggregate, year-on-year change in passenger volume for Week 21 (week ending on 23 May 2021) was at 111%, and at -78% compare to 2019 level. 

 

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

 

 

*Source: ACI Asia-Pacific survey of preliminary total passenger traffic data from 32 airports in Asia-Pacific and Middle East (these airports collectively serve around 29% of passenger traffic in the region) (Note: May 2021 traffic only include data from 30 airports)


Monthly Traffic Report (March 2021)

 

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

+17.4%

year-on-year traffic results as of Mar 2021

Source: ACI Flash Report

Middle East

-41.3%

year-on-year traffic results as of Mar 2021

Source: ACI Flash Report

World

-16.0%

year-on-year traffic results as of Mar 2021

Source: ACI Flash Report

 

Freight

Total Freight

 

Source: ACI Flash Report

Asia-Pacific

+20.5%

year-on-year traffic results as of Mar 2021

Source: ACI Flash Report

Middle East

+8.0%

year-on-year traffic results as of Mar 2021

Source: ACI Flash Report

World

+19.7%

year-on-year traffic results as of Mar 2021

Source: ACI Flash Report

 

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

 

 

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