- Airports Council International (ACI) data reveal that traffic at the world’s airports declined by more than 94% in April y/y, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Traffic fell 56% in March, as the pandemic first started to spread outside of Asia. For the first four months of the year, traffic fell 42%. Cargo traffic fell by 23% in April and by 11% in the first four months of the year. These numbers are unprecedented, the group said. ACI is calling on the world’s governments to step up financial assistance to airports, and warns that without assistance, airports may not be able to reopen when demand begins to recover.
- Like every other airport in the world, traffic at Denver International is down. Way down. As in 75% down, y/y last month. But Denver happened to be the second busiest airport in the country during June, based on TSA security checkpoint volumes. It ranked number three by number of flights operated, after Dallas DFW and Atlanta. Several carriers have commented on the recent popularity of Rocky Mountain vacations.