In 2019, Antwerp Flanders International Airport registered 306,330 passengers, representing an increase of 2.7% comparing to 2018. The number of flight movements decreased by -7.8% to 36,372 in 2019. In terms of cargo, the cargo tonnage registered an increase of 6.1% in 2019, which is equal to 2,604 tonnes.
*Due to the impact of the attacks on 22 March 2016 at Brussels Airport there was a peak for the months of March and April with 20.000 additional passengers. Several airlines, including TUI fly, operated in that period quite a few flights departing from Antwerp Airport as an alternative to Brussels Airport.
Comparison between May 2020 and May 2019
1.236 in May 2020 compared to 27.817 in May 2019 (-95,6%)
1.841 in May 2020 compared to 3.258 in May 2019 (-43,5%)
0 ton in May 2020 compared to 235 ton in May 2019 ( -100.0%)
In order to avoid confusion in the interpretation of the statistics, it is useful to know that these specify the number of aircraft movements at the airport, not the number of flights operated. So a flight always consists of two movements (one takeoff and one landing). This is important, especially for training flights which regularly execute “touch-and-go” maneuvers. A touch-and-go is a specific training maneuver for which an aircraft flies on, shortly touches the runway with the wheels and then takes off again. Each touch-and-go maneuver consists of two moves and each individual touch-and-go is considered in the context of the airport’s environmental permit as one flight.