Dramatic drop in airline passengers in 2020

Christian Wenande
March 10th, 2021

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Predictably, the global COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic impact on the aviation industry in Denmark

According to new figures from Danmarks Statistik, the COVID-19 pandemic left a monumental mark on the aviation industry in 2020.

The number of passengers departing from Danish airports plummeted by 75 percent due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions.

In total, just 4.6 million passengers flew from airports in Denmark last year – down from 18.2 million the previous year.

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Better for domestic-serving airports 
Passenger figures started off on par with 2019, but then nose-dived to under 2 percent of the norm in April and May before improving slightly over the summer. 

After that, the month of August was the best month at about 20 percent of what it was in 2019.

The airport in Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Billund, which rely heavily on international travellers, were hit the worst, while more domestic-serving airports like Aalborg were less impacted.

Smaller airports, including Bornholm, Mid-Jutland and Sønderborg saw an average decline of 52 percent.

Check out the figures in more detail here (in Danish).


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