Passenger numbers at London Luton Airport have been down 56 per cent final month in comparison with August 2019.
In complete, some with 820,000 individuals travelled by the airport in comparison with 1.7 million throughout the identical month final yr.
Whereas the figures characterize an enchancment on July, they proceed to indicate the influence that coronavirus is having on the aviation sector.
Throughout the summer season as an entire (June, July and August) the full variety of passengers have been down 75 per cent in comparison with final yr, because the pandemic continues to weigh on the sector.
Alberto Martin, chief govt of London Luton, stated: “The summer season interval is the busiest time of yr at LLA, and whereas I’m happy to have welcomed extra passengers throughout August, it’s a great distance from our regular busy vacation interval.
“We’ve seen an encouraging rise in seat gross sales in current months, however we additionally have to be life like about what the longer term holds.
“With summer season drawing to a detailed, and with quarantine measures persevering with to be imposed, pressing authorities help for the sector shall be important to make sure that the disaster of the aviation sector doesn’t worsen and the livelihoods of the hundreds of people that depend on it will not be jeopardised.”
London Luton is taking further steps…