Orlando International Airport in Florida, the US, has reported a 47% passenger volume decline in March compared to the previous month.

However, there was an increase of 1.13% in passenger numbers compared to the same month last year.

Greater Orlando Aviation Authority CEO Phil Brown said: “The first negative impacts of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic were felt in March, the first month Central Florida battled the virus.

“While we’re pleased we were able to record even a small overall gain, we are committed to rebuilding traveller confidence and providing a clean and safe environment for every single passenger visiting our world-class airport and region.”

In March, the airport served 302,867 international passengers, which is a decrease of 53.61%. Meanwhile, the domestic passenger volume declined by 46.47% in March, with 2,205,382 arriving and departing passengers.

In total, 2,508,249 passengers accessed Orlando International Airport, marking a decline of 47.45%.

International traffic decreased by 1.11% on a rolling 12-month basis, with 6,772,095 total passengers, while the domestic passenger volume increased by 1.49% to 42,244,655 passengers.

Passenger numbers increased to 49,016,750, an increase of 1.13% on a 12-month rolling basis.

Airports Council International (ACI) World announced that, in February, worldwide passenger traffic decreased by 10.7% compared to the same month the year before.

Hong Kong Airport Authority (AA) reported that 576,000 passengers travelled through the airport in March, which marks a decrease of 91% compared to the same month last year.