The European arm of Airports Council International (ACI) has said that European airport won't fully recovery until 2024.
ACI had previously hoped that European airports would recovery by 2023. However, the organisation said that the pace of passenger number recovery across June and July, to date, has been slower than anticipated.
According to ACI, 16.8 million people passed through Europe's airports in June of 2020, which is a significant drop from the 240 million figure that was recorded for the same month last year.
"Proceeding At A Slower Pace"
The Irish Independent quotes ACI Europe director general Olivier Jankovec as saying, "The recovery in passenger traffic is proceeding at a slower pace than we had hoped for.
"This was the case in June, and initial data for July also indicates we're likely to recover only 19% of last year's traffic rather than the 30% we had forecast."
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