EUROCONTROL: CR loses 62% of flights; revival expected

Published: 05.01.2021 Related countries:  New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

The European aviation sector recorded net losses in the amount of EU 56.2bn. 51% of aircraft in Europe were in storage.

At the end of 2020, Prague Airport was 10th in the number of stored aircraft in Europe, according to data published by EUROCONTROL, adding that a 62% year-on-year decrease in the number of flights was recorded in the Czech Republic. Due to the pandemic, the European aviation sector recorded net losses in the amount of EU 56.2bn; there were 1.7bn fewer passengers. The total loss in the number of flights was 6.1m. At the end of the year, 51% of aircraft in Europe were in storage. Direct job losses totalled 191,000. It is expected that operation in 2021 will be restored at 51% of the level of 2019, with faster revival expected as of the summer.   Source: Daily news | ČIA news Czech Trade and Czech Invest Sydney