Curaçao International Airport – Passenger Traffic Review S1 2022


Curaçao International Airport’s first semester 2022 passenger traffic overview continues a positive trend on the path to recovery. Total Passenger Movements (all arriving and departing passengers through our terminal) were 657,339, a 91% recovery compared to year-to-date June 2019 movements. Seat capacity (in- and outbound) over the same first six (6) month period of 2022, was 888,063, a 90% recovery compared to year-to-date June 2019. The Netherlands continues to dominate the market with a 54% traffic share; Dutch Caribbean 16%; USA 13%; and South America 10%.

The possible negative impact of the Omicron variant in the beginning of the year resulted minimal. Pent up demand, the removal of strict entry requirements, the restart of service by the remaining pre-pandemic airline partners and strong bookings over the Easter and May Holidays in The Netherlands, contributed to the overall growth of passenger traffic through Curaçao International Airport.

Q2 2022 Traffic Results – May and June Traffic figures surpassed 2019 figures

Monthly traffic figures for Q2 2022 indicate an overall passenger traffic increase in April of +15% compared to March 2022. May traffic decreased by -10% compared to April 2022 and June traffic increased by +3% over May 2022. The average load factor (occupied seats per flights) for Q2 2022 was 84% compared to an average load factor of Q1 2022 of 75%, a growth of +9 points quarter over quarter. Monthly traffic recovery Q2 2022 compared to Q2 2019, was 104% for April; 98% for May and 104% for June 2022.

During Q2 2022, KLM reduced twice (2x) daily non-stop service from Amsterdam to daily after the May Holidays and resumed twice (2x) daily at the end of June 2022. Avianca increased to non-stop daily service from Bogota. Jetair launched twice (2x) weekly non-stop service to Paramaribo. Jetblue increased to trice (3x) weekly non-stop service from New York – JFK. Copa increased service from Panama City to five (5x) non-stop weekly flights. And with the restart of Caribbean Airlines with twice (2x) weekly non-stop service from Port-of-Spain, all pre-pandemic valued airline partners, have resumed service to Curaçao.

Curaçao Airport Partners NV, CAP, is pleased with the positive traffic results and anticipates a continued growth through the second semester 2022 but with cautious optimism. The pandemic impact thus far has been immediate with every variant. However, the war in Ukraine, inflation, cost of living, fuel and oil price increases, airfare increases, flight cancellations, airline and airport shortages of crew and personnel, the euro devaluation, will impact passenger traffic growth.

CAP continues to focus on retention, diversification, and growth of air service into Curaçao. This in close partnership with the Tourism Board and the Hospitality Tourism Association. The anticipated additional room inventory in 2022 by primarily well-known established US Brand names, including the recently opened Sandals Royal Curaçao, support the efforts to create additional demand for the destination.



Curaçao International Airport su relato di tráfiko di pasahero den e promé semèster di 2022 ta sigui  ku un tendensia positivo, rumbo pa rekuperashon. E movementu total di pasahero (tur pasahero ku a drenta i sali for di nos terminal) tabata 657,339, ku ta un rekuperashon di 91% kompará ku e movementu den e mesun periodo di yanüari te ku yüni, pa aña 2019. Kapasidat di asiento (pa yegada i salida) durante e periodo di e promé seis (6) lunanan di 2022, tabata 888,063, un rekuperashon di 90% kompará ku e periodo di yanüari te ku yüni di 2019. Hulanda ta sigui dominá e merkado ku un porsentahe di tráfiko di 54%; Karibe Hulandes ku 16%; Merka 13%; i Sur Amérika 10%.

E posibel impakto negativo di e variante Omicron na komienso di aña a resultá minimal. Demanda di biahe ku a keda pendiente durante pandemia, eliminashon di rekisitonan estrikto pa entrada na Kòrsou, reinisio di servisio di e aerolíneanan ku tabata partner den e temporada di pre-pandemia, hopi reservashon durante e vakashon di Pasku di Resurekshon i vakashon den luna di mei na Hulanda, tur a kontribuí n’e kresementu general di tráfiko di pasahero ku ta pasa via Curaçao International Airport.

Q2 2022 Resultado di tráfiko – Sifranan di tráfiko di mei i yüni a surpasá sifranan di 2019

Sifranan di tráfiko mensual pa e segundo kuartal di 2022 ta indiká un oumento general den tráfiko di pasahero den aprel di +15% kompará ku mart 2022. Tráfiko di mei a baha -10% kompará ku aprel 2022 i tráfiko di yüni a subi ku +3% kompará ku mei 2022. E averahe di ‘load factor’ (asientonan okupá pa kada buelo) p’e segundo kuartal di 2022 tabata 84%, kompará ku un averahe di ‘load factor’ di promé kuartal 2022 di 75%, kual ta un oumento di +9 punto, di kuartal pa kuartal. Rekuperashon di tráfiko mensual di e segundo kuartal di 2022 kompará ku segundo kuartal di 2019, tabata 104% pa aprel; 98% pa mei i 104% pa yüni 2022.

Den segundo kuartal di 2022, KLM a redusí su servisio di 2x pa dia nòn-stòp for di Amsterdam pa 1x pa dia despues di e vakashon di mei i a reanudá e servisio di 2x pa dia na fin di yüni 2022. Avianca a oumentá su servisio i awor ta brinda buelonan nòn-stòp diariamente for di Bogotá. Jetair a lansa servisio 2x pa siman ku buelo nòn-stòp pa Paramaribo. Jetblue a subi su servisio na 3x pa siman ku buelo nòn-stòp for di New York – JFK. Copa Airlines a oumentá servisio for di Panama City na 5 buelo nòn-stòp pa siman. Antó ku e reinisio di Caribbean Airlines su buelonan nòn-stòp 2x pa siman for di Port-of-Spain, tur balioso partner aerolínea di e temporada di pre-pandemia, a reanudá servisio pa Kòrsou.

Curaçao Airport Partners NV (CAP), ta satisfecho ku e resultadonan positivo di tráfiko i ta antisipá un kontinuashon di kresementu den e segundo semèster di 2022, pero ku un optimismo kouteloso. E impakto di e pandemia te ku awor tabata inmediato ku kada variante nobo. Sinembargo, e guera na Ukrania, inflashon, kosto di bida, subida di preis di kombustibel i petroli, oumento di preis di pasashi, kanselashon di buelo, eskases di tripulashon i personal na aerolíneanan i aeropuertonan, i devaluashon di euro, lo tin impakto riba kresementu di tráfiko di pasahero.

CAP ta sigui enfoká riba retenshon, diversifikashon, i kresementu di servisio aéreo pa Kòrsou. Esaki den estrecho kolaborashon ku Ofisina di Turismo i CHATA. E inventario antisipá di kambernan adishonal den 2022, biniendo primeramente di markanan merikano establesí i konosí, inkluso Sandals Royal Curaçao ku a habri resientemente, ta sostené e esfuersonan pa krea demanda adishonal p’e destinashon.

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