MAG July 2021 Passenger Statistics
- Passenger figures are up 37.8% year-on-year but continue to reflect impact of pandemic
- Passenger numbers for July 2021 are down 81.4% compared to July 2019
- MAG’s rolling 12-month total is down 79.8%
Rolling 12-month total to July 21
12-month total % change year on year
Rolling 12- month total to July 20
July 21 total
July 21 % change year on year
July 21 % change on July 2019
July 2021 total tonnes
July 2021 % change year on year
MAG continues to serve significantly fewer passengers than it did in the year before the coronavirus pandemic. Despite traffic levels being higher in July 2021 than they were in July 2020 (+37.8%), they are 81.4% down on July 2019. MAG’s 12 month rolling total of passengers is 79.8% down on last year.
Cargo loads at Manchester Airport were up 42% on July 2020, but were down at both London Stansted and East Midlands airport.
On the 28th July it was announced that double vaccinated passengers arriving from the EU and the US would not have to quarantine. In its latest update to the traffic light system for international travel on the 4th August, the Government announced an extension to the ‘green list’, where countries including Germany, Austria and Norway were added. It was also announced that France would be taken off the ‘amber-plus’ list, meaning double vaccinated passengers would no longer need to quarantine on their return to the UK.
MAG issued a statement welcoming the changes which allows more passengers to travel more easily, however was clear in stating that the UK was still behind in its reopening of international travel compared to other countries and called on the Government to make the travel system simpler and more affordable going forward, to promote a more stable recovery for the sector.
MAG marked an important milestone on 14th July, as it opened the Terminal 2 extension at Manchester Airport, as part of its £1bn transformation programme. The state of the art terminal will serve passengers travelling with a range of airlines, with a new range of bars, shops, cafes and restaurants open too.