Airport’s traffic figures show decline due to InselAir’s situation
WILLEMSTAD – The airport traffic figures for 2016 show that the precarious financial situation of the local aviation company InselAir certainly had its negative impact. The number of passengers that used the Hato airport was three percent less than 2015. This is due to InselAir but also the current problems in the South American country Venezuela. This is according to the Director of MarketingCommercial Aviation-Tourism Development Peggy Croes during a recent Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP) press conference.
The number of stay-over visitors from Venezuela has seen a steady decline compared to the numbers from 2015. This decline was calculated at 24%. On the other side, the number of stay-over passengers from Amsterdam and Germany has seen an increase in 2016.
Croes presented these figures during the press conference and was still positive about the future of the island and the airport in particular. To make sure that in the future there will be more passengers, CAP has been working for the betterment of the airport. The expansion project will continue as can be seen now at the airport. CAP is also talking to international airlines but Croes did not want to give more information about these conversations.
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