The International Air Transport Association (IATA) informed this Wednesday, 29, the worst drop in the air sector’s recent history: passenger air transport decreased by 52.9% in the month of March, compared to 2019, reaching the same volume of passengers registered back in 2006. The information is from Valor media outlet.
In Latin America, air passenger transport fell 39.3% in March. The supply of seats decreased by 27.2% in the period, as a result, the average occupancy rate was 68.1%. As for international flights in the region, the drop recorded was 45.9% in the same month. Capacity shrank by 33.5% and the occupancy rate decreased to 66.5%.
In Brazil, passenger transport on domestic flights decreased by 32.2%, and the supply of seats, by 24%. As a result, the average flight occupancy rate dropped to 72.2%.
On international flights on a global scale, the passenger demand fell 55.8% in March, with record declines in all regions. The offered capacity shrank 42.8% and the average occupancy rate was 62.5%. Air passenger transport on flights within countries fell 47.8% in the same month.