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Omicron impact immediate and substantial for Europe’s airports

In the 3 week period (weeks 47 to 49) following the first report from South Africa to the WHO of the Omicron variant (24 November 2021), passenger traffic at Europe’s airports is estimated to have fallen by -20%1 .Over the same period, load factors on flights to/from European airports are estimated to have decreased from […]

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ACI EUROPE urges governments to adhere to WHO guidance and reject blanket travel bans

Airport trade body ACI EUROPE has today given its strongest support to the World Health Organisation’s call for a calm and measured response to the Omicron variant, and urged governments to react accordingly. Specifically, in its updated COVID-19 Travel Advice released yesterday, the WHO states: • Countries should continue to apply an evidence-informed and risk-based […]

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