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Corporación América Airports S.A. Reports May 2020 Passenger Traffic

Total passenger traffic down 98.1% driven by declines in all countries of operations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions worldwide

Corporación América Airports S.A. (NYSE: CAAP), ("CAAP" or the "Company") the largest private sector airport operator in the world by number of airports, reported today a 98.1% decline year-over-year passenger traffic in May 2020.

 

Passenger Traffic, Cargo Volume and Aircraft Movements Highlights

 

 

Statistics

May'20(2)

 

May'19(1)(2)

 

% Var.

 

 

 

YTD'20(1)(2)

 

YTD'19(1)(2)

 

% Var.

Domestic Passengers (thousands)

89

3,768

-97.6%

 

10,017

19,047

-47.4%

International Passengers (thousands)

36

2,332

-98.5%

 

5,412

11,392

-52.5%

Transit Passengers (thousands)

2

621

-99.6%

 

1,922

3,515

-45.3%

Total Passengers (thousands)

128

6,721

-98.1%

 

17,351

33,954

-48.9%

Cargo Volume (thousand tons)

14.3

35.1

-59.4%

 

113.6

176.6

-35.7%

Total Aircraft Movements (thousands)

9.2

70.5

-86.9%

 

194.5

351.7

-44.7%

(1)

Note that preliminary passenger traffic figures for Ezeiza Airport, in Argentina, for 2019 as well as January 2020 were adjusted to include additional inbound passengers not accounted for in the initial count, for an average of approximately 5% of total passenger traffic at Ezeiza Airport and 1% of total traffic at CAAP, during that period. Importantly, inbound traffic does not affect revenues, as tariffs are applicable on departure passengers.

(2)

Preliminary data on 750 flights in August, 873 flights in September, 547 in October, 423 in November, 280 in December 2019, 1,256 in January and 195 in February 2020 at Brasilia Airport, due to delays in the submission of information by third parties. Moreover, starting November 2019 the Company has reclassified its passenger traffic figures for Brasilia Airport between international, domestic and transit retroactively since June 2018 to return to the count methodology utilized until May 2018. Notwithstanding, total traffic figures remain unchanged.

 

Passenger Traffic Overview

Total passenger traffic in May 2020 dropped 98.1% YoY, primarily reflecting continued travel restrictions imposed by governments, aiming to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, together with lower passenger demand. International traffic declined by 98.5% YoY, while domestic traffic dropped 97.6% YoY. Air travel restrictions in Italy and Ecuador operations were lifted early June.

In Argentina, total passenger traffic decreased 99.0% YoY, as a result of prolonged measures implemented mid-March by the Government restricting both international and domestic flights to contain the breakout. International passenger traffic declined 98.0% with minimum levels due to repatriation flights, while domestic passenger traffic dropped 99.4% YoY.

In Italy, passenger traffic declined 99.8% YoY, with traffic at Florence airport down 100% YoY while passenger traffic at Pisa Airport was down 99.7% YoY.

In Brazil, total passenger traffic dropped 95.2% YoY, driven by decreases of 92.2% in domestic passenger traffic and 99.8% in international traffic. Passenger traffic declined 98.6% YoY in Uruguay, 97.5% in Ecuador and 96.8% in Armenia.

Cargo Volume and Aircraft Movements

Cargo volume decreased 59.4% on May 2020, mainly due to declines of 57.4% in Argentina, 85.0% in Brazil and 70.0% in Ecuador.

Aircraft movements declined 86.9% YoY in May 2020, mainly attributed to declines of 88.8% in Argentina, 81.1% in Brazil, 95.3% in Italy and 78.5% in Ecuador. Aircraft movements also declined 86.0% in Uruguay, 84.8% in Armenia and 89.2% in Peru.

Summary Passenger Traffic, Cargo Volume and Aircraft Movements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May'20 (2)

 

May'19 (1)(2)

 

% Var.

 

YTD'20(2)

 

YTD'19(1)(2)

 

% Var.

Passenger Traffic (thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina

36

3,415

-99.0%

8,955

17,909

-50.0%

Italy

1

784

-99.8%

1,005

2,940

-65.8%

Brazil

68

1,431

-95.2%

4,489

7,874

-43.0%

Uruguay

2

165

-98.6%

531

984

-46.0%

Ecuador

9

372

-97.5%

995

1,869

-46.8%

Armenia

8

243

-96.8%

567

1,039

-45.4%

Peru

3

311

-99.1%

807

1,340

-39.7%

TOTAL

128

6,721

-98.1%

17,351

33,954

-48.9%

(1) See Footnote 1 in previous table. (2) See Footnote 2 in previous table.

Cargo Volume (tons)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina

8,062

18,941

-57.4%

62,234

93,823

-33.7%

Italy

1,032

1,100

-6.2%

5,189

5,466

-5.1%

Brazil

1,144

7,611

-85.0%

17,899

39,774

-55.0%

Uruguay

2,199

2,325

-5.4%

12,591

10,967

14.8%

Ecuador

975

3,246

-70.0%

8,878

17,875

-50.3%

Armenia

797

1,492

-46.6%

5,639

6,754

-16.5%

Peru

47

407

-88.4%

1,151

1,986

-42.1%

TOTAL

14,256

35,123

-59.4%

113,581

176,645

-35.7%

Aircraft Movements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina

4,049

36,193

-88.8%

100,610

187,636

-46.4%

Italy

355

7,500

-95.3%

11,885

28,516

-58.3%

Brazil

2,447

12,965

-81.1%

40,951

66,430

-38.4%

Uruguay

309

2,202

-86.0%

8,353

13,914

-40.0%

Ecuador

1,489

6,926

-78.5%

19,528

34,396

-43.2%

Armenia

296

1,944

-84.8%

5,993

9,014

-33.5%

Peru

302

2,798

-89.2%

7,205

11,827

-39.1%

TOTAL

9,247

70,528

-86.9%

194,525

351,733

-44.7%

About Corporación América Airports

Corporación América Airports acquires, develops and operates airport concessions. Currently, the Company operates 52 airports in 7 countries across Latin America and Europe (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Armenia and Italy). In 2019, Corporación América Airports served 84.2 million passengers. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange where it trades under the ticker "CAAP". For more information, visit http://investors.corporacionamericaairports.com.

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