MAG June 2021 Traffic Statistics
- MAG’s passenger figures grow year-on-year but continue to reflect impact of pandemic
- Passenger numbers for June 2021 are down 90.6% compared to June 2019
- MAG’s rolling 12 month total is down 83.3%
- East Midlands’ cargo operation continued to perform well, despite the pandemic
Rolling 12-month total to June 21
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Rolling 12- month total to June 20
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June 2021 total tonnes
June 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 June 2021 than they were in June 2020 (+473.2%), they are 90.6% down on June 2019. MAG’s 12 month rolling total of passengers is 83.3% down on last year.
However, as lockdown measures are lifted across the UK, the aviation sector is taking tentative steps towards recovery. On 24th June, the Government announced the latest review of the traffic-light system for international travel. The announcement saw destinations including Malta, the Balearic Islands and some Caribbean islands added to the green and green watchlist, and in response, MAG issued a statement from CEO Charlie Cornish to national and regional media. Following a further review on 14th July, the Balearic Islands were moved to the amber list.
At the beginning of July, the Government also announced that from the 19th July, fully vaccinated passengers will no longer have to quarantine on their return from amber list countries.
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.
Alongside these developments, on the 17th June it was announced that MAG was launching a legal challenge against the Government over its lack of transparency with its decision making on the restart of international travel, which continues to cause uncertainty for the entire sector. On 8th July, MAG issued its annual report and accounts where it posted a loss of £375m, with annual passenger numbers down 89%.
East Midlands’ cargo operation continued to perform well throughout June 2021, with loads up 11.0%.