The hoped-for rebound in August did not take place, especially on international routes.
The number of passengers fell by 81% between March 1 and August 31 compared to the same period in 2019, according to figures from the Union des Aéroports Français unveiled by franceinfo on Tuesday, September 15.
French airports are still in the midst of an air gap, hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. The hoped-for rebound in August did not take place, especially on international routes.
The major airports which depend on international flights are the most affected, starting with the largest of them, Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle. The relaunch promises to be long. It will be necessary to wait between 2024 and 2027 for the traffic of Parisian airports, struck down by the brutal shock of the coronavirus crisis, to return to its pre-crisis level, the ADP group announced last July.