The data published by Eurostat
By month, the most significant decreases compared to 2019 were recorded in January (-34%), February (-33%), March (-27%) and April (- 19%).
The number of passenger flights in the European Union remained reduced in 2022 compared to the period before the pandemic in 2019, according to data released by Eurostat, the EU statistical agency.
By month, the most significant decreases compared to 2019 were recorded in January (-34%), February (-33%), March (-27%) and April (-19%).< /p>
A significant recovery was recorded during the year, with commercial air traffic down between 14% and 16% from May to December 2022 compared to the same month in 2019. The most significant recovery was recorded in August and in October (-14% compared to 2019).
Among the Member States, Greece was the only country to register more flights in 2022 than in 2019 (+ 1%). Other countries that came close to full recovery were Portugal (-4%), Luxembourg (-8%) and Croatia (-9%).
The countries in which the most limited signs of recovery were recorded in Slovenia (-41%), the Czech Republic (-35%), Finland (-33%) and Sweden (-31%).
Also in 2022, the majority of airports in the EU continued to record declines in the number of commercial flights compared to 2019.
Airports which were further from recovery to 2019 passenger traffic levels were those of Frankfurt (131,723 flights less than 2019, -33%), Munich (-130,715, -17%), Dusseldorf (-84,542, -33%), Copenhagen (-60,520, -38%) and Brussels (-55,824, -45%).