In August 2020 there was a movement of 2.2 million passengers at national airports, representing a decrease of 65.9% (-79.5% in July). The movement of freight and mail totalled 10.4 thousand tonnes, corresponding to a decrease of 38.9% (-47.8% in July).
The number of passengers disembarked at national airports on flights from the United Kingdom decreased by 69.1%
(-85.5% in July), having the announcement of the inclusion of Portugal in the safe travel list (on 20th August) contributed to a lower reduction in the number of passengers disembarked between August 21 and 31 (-47.2%), when compared to the decreased recorded between 1 and 20 August (-79.7%).
Despite the circumstances determined by the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Portugal calls for the best collaboration by companies, families and public entities in responding to Statistics Portugal’s data requests. The quality of official statistics, particularly its ability to identify the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, crucially depends on this collaboration, which Statistics Portugal thanks in advance.