Flights in EU in August inch closer to pre-Covid levels

Publish September 12, 2022
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The number of commercial flights in the European Union (EU) during August 2022 increased by 25% compared with August 2021, closing the gap with pre-pandemic levels (-14% compared with August 2019).

In absolute terms, the number of commercial flights stood at 596 930 in August 2022, compared with 478 996 in August 2021, 324 538 in August 2020 and 695 912 in August 2019, reported Emirates News Agency WAM, citing monthly flight data published by Eurostat.

Furthermore, some EU airports recorded increases in the number of commercial flights compared with 2019. The largest increases in the number of commercial flights were recorded in Napoli Capodichino (+1 156, +14%), Kerkira Ioannis Kapodistrias (+1 026, +22%) and Santorini (+978, +30%).

At the other end of the scale, the largest decreases in the number of commercial flights were recorded in Frankfurt Main (-10 554, -23% compared with August 2019), Milano Malpensa (-9 048, -34%) and Roma Fiumicino (-8 018,-27%).

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