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Corporación América Airports S.A. Reports March 2024 Passenger Traffic
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Corporación América Airports S.A. Reports March 2024 Passenger Traffic


Total passenger traffic up 0.8% YoY, or up 4.0% YoY ex-Natal

International passenger traffic 4.7% above pre-pandemic

LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Corporación América Airports S.A. (NYSE: CAAP), (“CAAP” or the “Company”), one of the leading private airport operators in the world, reported today a 0.8% year-on-year (YoY) increase in passenger traffic in March 2024, reaching 92.4% of the levels seen in March 2019. Excluding Natal for comparison purposes, total traffic in March increased by 4.0% YoY, reaching 95.1% of March 2019 levels.

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Passenger Traffic, Cargo Volume and Aircraft Movements Highlights (2024 vs. 2023)

Statistics

Mar’24

Mar’23

% Var.

 

YTD’24

YTD’23

% Var.

Domestic Passengers (thousands)

3,401

3,644

-6.7%

 

10,230

10,525

-2.8%

International Passengers (thousands)

2,373

2,101

12.9%

 

6,956

6,137

13.4%

Transit Passengers (thousands)

609

587

3.8%

 

1,798

1,837

-2.1%

Total Passengers (thousands)

6,383

6,332

0.8%

 

18,984

18,498

2.6%

Cargo Volume (thousand tons)

31.3

33.4

-6.3%

 

87.9

85.2

3.3%

Total Aircraft Movements (thousands)

67.4

70.1

-3.9%

 

200.1

199.8

0.1%

Passenger Traffic, Cargo Volume and Aircraft Movements Highlights (2024 vs. 2019)

Statistics

Mar’24

Mar’19

% Var.

 

YTD’24

YTD’19

% Var.

Domestic Passengers (thousands)

3,401

3,945

-13.8%

 

10,230

11,545

-11.4%

International Passengers (thousands)

2,373

2,267

4.7%

 

6,956

6,754

3.0%

Transit Passengers (thousands)

609

694

-12.2%

 

1,798

2,272

-20.9%

Total Passengers (thousands)

6,383

6,906

-7.6%

 

18,984

20,571

-7.7%

Cargo Volume (thousand tons)

31.3

38.3

-18.2%

 

87.9

105.1

-16.3%

Total Aircraft Movements (thousands)

67.4

71.5

-5.8%

 

200.1

212.7

-5.9%

Passenger Traffic Overview

Total passenger traffic grew 0.8% compared to the same month of 2023, or 4.0% when adjusting for the discontinuation of the Natal airport. Compared to March 2019 levels, total traffic stood at 92.4%, or 95.1% ex-Natal. International passenger traffic increased 12.9% year-over-year (YoY) and surpassed pre-pandemic levels by 4.7%, while domestic traffic decreased 6.7% YoY to 86.2% of March 2019 levels.

In Argentina, total passenger traffic continued to recover in March, increasing by 3.8% YoY and reaching 96.6% of pre-pandemic volumes, down from the 98.6% recorded last month. Domestic traffic was 1.1% down YoY and in line with March 2019 levels, while International traffic was 15.0% up YoY, reaching 90.6% of pre-pandemic levels.

In Italy, passenger traffic grew by 18.0% compared to the same month in 2023, exceeding pre-pandemic levels of March 2019 by 8.3%. International passenger traffic, which accounted for over 75% of the total traffic, increased 20.1% YoY and was 15.6% higher than March 2019 levels, while domestic passenger traffic increased 11.2% YoY and was 11.2% below pre-pandemic levels. Florence airport exceeded March 2019 traffic volumes by 17.6% while traffic at Pisa airport, where some pre-pandemic destinations still need to resume, was above pre-pandemic levels for the first time.

In Brazil, total passenger traffic decreased by 13.5% YoY, or increased by 0.3% YoY when adjusting for the discontinuation of the Natal airport. Domestic traffic, which accounted for almost 60% of the total traffic, reached 71.4% of pre-pandemic levels, or 88.1% when adjusting for Natal, while transit passengers improved to 87.0% of March 2019 levels. Traffic in Brazil remained heavily impacted by financial and aircraft constraints in some of the local airlines. As a reminder, following the friendly termination process concluded in February 2024, CAAP no longer operates Natal airport, effective February 19, 2024. Therefore, statistics for Natal are available up to February 18, 2024.

In Uruguay, total passenger traffic, predominantly international, continued its recovery, experiencing a 26.4% YoY increase, surpassing pre-pandemic levels from March 2019 by 9.0%. JetSMART Airlines has announced the launch of a new route between Montevideo and Buenos Aires in May, while SKY Airline will increase the frequency of its Montevideo to Lima route, also in May.

In Ecuador, passenger traffic decreased by 5.5% YoY and was 0.5% above pre-pandemic volumes of March 2019. International passenger traffic increased by 3.3% YoY, reaching pre-pandemic levels, while domestic traffic decreased by 12.6% YoY, surpassing March 2019 levels by 1.3%. The year-over-year comparison in domestic traffic is impacted by the exit of the local airline Equair.

In Armenia, passenger traffic increased by 0.8% YoY and surpassed pre-pandemic levels of March 2019 by 83.3%. To note, Zvartnots airport is currently operating at–or close to–maximum capacity given the significant growth in passenger traffic within the past few years.

Cargo Volume and Aircraft Movements

Cargo volume decreased 6.3% YoY and reached 81.8% of March 2019 levels, or 82.6% when adjusting for the discontinuation of operations in Peru. Cargo volumes in Armenia, Uruguay and Italy were above pre-pandemic levels, whereas Argentina stood at 72.4%, Ecuador at 91.8%, and Brazil at 63.7%. Almost 70% of cargo volume originated in Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay.

Aircraft movements decreased 3.9% YoY, reaching 94.2% of March 2019 levels, or 97.4% when adjusting for the discontinuation of operations in Peru. Aircraft movements were above pre-pandemic levels in Armenia, Uruguay and Italy, while it stood at 97.8% in Argentina, 86.4% in Brazil, and 92.4% in Ecuador.

Summary Passenger Traffic, Cargo Volume and Aircraft Movements (2024 vs. 2023)

 

Mar’24

Mar’23

% Var.

 

YTD’24

YTD’23

% Var.

Passenger Traffic (thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina

3,612

3,481

3.8%

 

10,812

10,269

5.3%

Italy

575

487

18.0%

 

1,477

1,296

13.9%

Brazil (1)

1,215

1,405

-13.5%

 

3,905

4,250

-8.1%

Uruguay

202

160

26.4%

 

639

497

28.7%

Ecuador

412

436

-5.5%

 

1,110

1,142

-2.8%

Armenia

366

363

0.8%

 

1,043

1,045

-0.2%

TOTAL

6,383

6,332

0.8%

 

18,984

18,498

2.6%

(1)

Following the friendly termination process concluded in February 2024, CAAP no longer operates Natal airport. Statistics for Natal are available up to February 18, 2024.

Cargo Volume (tons)    

Argentina

14,591

17,527

-16.8%

 

44,234

43,621

1.4%

Italy

1,078

1,254

-14.0%

 

3,115

3,362

-7.3%

Brazil

5,755

6,250

-7.9%

 

15,407

16,047

-4.0%

Uruguay

2,596

2,920

-11.1%

 

6,893

6,981

-1.3%

Ecuador

3,629

2,734

32.8%

 

9,294

7,915

17.4%

Armenia

3,654

2,734

33.7%

 

8,999

7,239

24.3%

TOTAL

31,303

33,418

-6.3%

 

87,943

85,165

3.3%

Aircraft Movements

   

Argentina

38,489

39,159

-1.7%

 

114,015

110,355

3.3%

Italy

5,290

4,675

13.2%

 

13,695

12,520

9.4%

Brazil

11,548

13,397

-13.8%

 

35,607

38,710

-8.0%

Uruguay

2,907

2,702

7.6%

 

9,720

9,181

5.9%

Ecuador

6,407

6,922

-7.4%

 

18,987

19,652

-3.4%

Armenia

2,763

3,271

-15.5%

 

8,089

9,416

-14.1%

TOTAL

67,404

70,126

-3.9%

 

200,113

199,834

0.1%

Summary Passenger Traffic, Cargo Volume and Aircraft Movements (2024 vs. 2019)

 

Mar’24

Mar’19

% Var.

 

YTD’24

YTD’19

% Var.

Passenger Traffic (thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina

3,612

3,741

-3.4%

 

10,812

11,103

-2.6%

Italy

575

531

8.3%

 

1,477

1,420

4.0%

Brazil (1)

1,215

1,582

-23.2%

 

3,905

4,968

-21.4%

Uruguay

202

185

9.0%

 

639

643

-0.6%

Ecuador

412

410

0.5%

 

1,110

1,105

0.4%

Armenia

366

200

83.3%

 

1,043

579

80.2%

Peru

 

258

 

753

TOTAL

6,383

6,906

-7.6%

 

18,984

20,571

-7.7%

(1)

Following the friendly termination process concluded in February 2024, CAAP no longer operates Natal airport. Statistics for Natal are available up to February 18, 2024.

Cargo Volume (tons)

Argentina

14,591

20,145

-27.6%

 

44,234

56,057

-21.1%

Italy

1,078

1,064

1.3%

 

3,115

3,081

1.1%

Brazil

5,755

9,042

-36.3%

 

15,407

23,524

-34.5%

Uruguay

2,596

2,343

10.8%

 

6,893

6,379

8.1%

Ecuador

3,629

3,955

-8.2%

 

9,294

11,313

-17.8%

Armenia

3,654

1,331

174.5%

 

8,999

3,558

152.9%

Peru

404

 

1,191

TOTAL

31,303

38,282

-18.2%

 

87,943

105,102

-16.3%

Aircraft Movements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina

38,489

39,347

-2.2%

 

114,015

115,890

-1.6%

Italy

5,290

5,206

1.6%

 

13,695

14,152

-3.2%

Brazil

11,548

13,371

-13.6%

 

35,607

40,751

-12.6%

Uruguay

2,907

2,548

14.1%

 

9,720

9,337

4.1%

Ecuador

6,407

6,937

-7.6%

 

18,987

20,636

-8.0%

Armenia

2,763

1,826

51.3%

 

8,089

5,326

51.9%

Peru

2,308

 

6,646

TOTAL

67,404

71,543

-5.8%

 

200,113

212,738

-5.9%

About Corporación América Airports

Corporación América Airports acquires, develops and operates airport concessions. Currently, the Company operates 52 airports in 6 countries across Latin America and Europe (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador, Armenia and Italy). In 2023, Corporación América Airports served 81.1 million passengers, 23.7% above the 65.6 million passengers served in 2022 and 3.6% below the 84.2 million served in 2019. 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.

Contacts

Investor Relations Contact
Patricio Iñaki Esnaola

Email: patricio.esnaola@caairports.com
Phone: +5411 4899-6716



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