The International Civil Aviation Organisation said on Monday that the air passenger traffic fell by around 60% in Portugal last year.
Air passenger traffic fell by around 60% in Portugal in 2020, hitting 2003 lows, on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) said on Monday.
“ICAO’s analysis reveals that global passenger traffic has fallen dramatically by about 60%,” said the ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano, who was speaking at ‘Aviation Day’, an initiative held by the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), as part of the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union.
According to the data released on Monday, 2.7 billion passengers were thus registered in 2020, down from the 4.5 billion total in the previous year.
“This takes global travel data to 2003 levels,” he pointed out.
However, Salvatore Sciacchitano noted that the severity of the pandemic’s impact on aviation also gives the sector an incredible opportunity to evolve with green innovations and the adoption of digital solutions.