Sao Paulo Guarulhos in Brazil is becoming one of South America’s rising stars when it comes to its bounceback from COVID-19.
Using data from RadarBox.com, we can see the sharp recovery that the airport has made compared to last year and is on track to exceed pre-pandemic levels soon.
Without further ado, let’s get into the numbers…
Numbers for Sao Paulo Guarulhos: South America’s Rising Star?
Sao Paulo Guarulhos handled 723 movements between June 27-July 4, which is an increase of 18.52% compared to the same period last year, where 610 movements were handled.
This means that the airport is only 17 movements shy of achieving pre-pandemic levels, based on the seven-day rolling averages provided by the flight tracking company.
Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data representing the airport:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)|
|May 30-June 6||653 movements||581 movements||713 movements||+22.72%|
|June 6-13||658 movements||576 movements||676 movements||+17.36%|
|June 13-20||644 movements||587 movements||716 movements||+21.98%|
|June 20-27||695 movements||583 movements||713 movements||+22.30%|
What we can see from the data is that in the early peaks of the Summer season, Sao Paulo Guarulhos has actually exceeded pre-pandemic levels.
It is only now, as we approach the official peak of the season that the gap has shortened, but this shows promising news for the airport as we get further into the busy period.
All eyes are on the airport to see how much further they can take this and to see if they can provide more consistency in exceeding the 2019 figures and keep the title of being South America’s rising star.