According to Eurocontrol, which coordinates air traffic in Europe, traffic has slowed in the past two weeks and is now 54% below its comparable level of last year.
A European air trade association cut August traffic even lower, to just 30% of 2019 levels.
Eurocontrol is now more pessimistic about a recovery in the sector.
In the spring, he expected traffic to be 30% below 2019 levels in October, but now it is down 57%.
As the pandemic left airlines starved of cash, they began to cut fares.
According to ForwardKeys, a company that analyzes the tourism market, airlines slashed fares from Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands to destinations in the south by 15% in August. ‘Europe compared to the same period last year.
In a study released Thursday, he found that prices on some routes had fallen by more than a third.