Daniel Martínez Garbuno
The COVID-19 pandemic has cost Latin American airports over 775 million passengers in the last two years, said Rafael Echevarne, the Airport Council International Latin America & the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) general director. Across the region, airports and airlines have suffered from the many travel restrictions and almost zero economic support.
Prior to the pandemic, the airports in Latin America & the Caribbean were averaging 683 million passengers. Nonetheless, in the last couple of years, they have lost 775 million travelers.
Due to this crisis, the airports have lost approximately US$16.6 billion in revenue, added Echevarne during ACI’s Annual General Assembly in Cancun, Mexico.