Guarulhos International Airport, GRU, in the State of São Paulo, resumed part of the traffic in July. However, the 737.2 thousand passengers who boarded or arrived through the terminal represent only 19.5% of the flow of the same month of 2019. In the number of flights, the 7,200 landings and departures made in Guarulhos in July represent 28.8% of air traffic at the airport in the same month last year.
In the year, from January to July, due to the pandemic, the airport had a drop of more than 50% in the number of passengers. There were 24.3 million in the first seven months of 2019, while in 2020, they embarked and disembarked 12 million. In the number of flights, the retraction is similar. There were 89.3 thousand throughout this year, which represents 53.5% of the 166.8 thousand landings and takeoffs carried out in the same period of 2019.
The reduction is more significant concerning international passengers. 3.3 million left or arrived at the airport this year, equivalent to 38% of the 8.7 million international passengers who passed through the airport in the first seven months of 2019. National passengers total 8.6 million this year, which represents 55.6% of the 15.6 million registered in the same period last year.
Although the fall is still significant, July presented a 69.1% increase in the number of passengers compared to June. The flow has been gradually recovering since April, when the airport had the worst month of the year, with 279,400 passengers, equivalent to 8.2% of the movement in April 2019.
The concessionaire that manages the terminal, GRU Airport says that it is prepared to receive the increase in the number of flights and passengers in the coming months, according to the guidelines of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa).
Signs were posted that warn of social distance and the use of face masks. The airport has won 70 points with alcohol gel, and temperature controls are being carried out at the boarding access controls.
There are currently 19 flights from Guarulhos with destinations outside Brazil: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Asunción (Paraguay), Atlanta (United States), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Mexico City (Mexico), Doha (Qatar), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Frankfurt (Germany), Houston (United States), Lisbon (Portugal), London (England), Madrid (Spain), Miami (United States), Montevideo (Uruguay), Newark (United States) States), Paris (France), Santa Cruz de La Sierra (Bolivia), Santiago (Chile) and Zurich (Switzerland).