The traffic of Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports continued its recovery in July, benefiting from a attendance at 92.8% of its pre-Covid level in July.
Traffic at Paris-Orly, the airport specializing in short and medium-haul low-cost as well as overseas, even exceeded that of July 2019, their manager announced on Wednesday. Some 9.8 million passengers passed through the airport platforms of Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly in July, which recorded an increase in their attendance of 7.5% over one year, said Groupe ADP (Aéroports de Paris ) in a press release.
Traffic at the two Paris airports stood at 92.8% of its July 2019 level, before the Covid-19 pandemic plunged the air sector. With 3.2 million people, the number of passengers to or from Paris-Orly reached 103.1% of its 2019 level in July. For Paris-CDG, the proportion was 88.5%, with 6.6 million passengers.
While traffic departing from Paris airports to countries in the Schengen area or overseas has returned to its July 2019 level, traffic to France is down 8.8% over one year and down 26.1% compared to 2019, according to the monthly report of Groupe ADP. On long-haul destinations, traffic to Africa exceeded its level of three years ago (111.7%), while that to Asia-Pacific, which took longer to recover, is only 73.2% of its pre-Covid level.