April 2020

April 2020

April 2020 was greatly impacted by shutdowns related to COVID-19. 

All Arrivals

April visitation decreased year-over-year in all sectors, resulting in a total decrease of 97.6% in passengers over the same month last year.

All arrivals april 20

April’s total in-bound passengers = 2,024, down from last year @ 85,372.  April 2020 was below the three-year average of 56,153 by 96.4%. April was below the five-year average of 68,640 by 97.1% and the ten-year average of 72,867 by 97.2%.

All Arrivals grid april 20


Arrivals by Sea

People arriving by sea, including private boaters, was 1,911 for the month of April which was down 97.7% from 83,455 last year.

 

arrivals by sea april 20

 

  • April Cross Channel passenger counts were down 96.6% year-over-year @ 1,811
  • 2000 had the highest volume for the month @ 65,572 passengers
  • 2020 had the lowest volume for the month @ 1,811 passengers
  • April Cross Channel passenger counts were below the three-year average of 36,287 by 95%
  • Cross Channel Carriers made up 64.13% of total monthly arrivals

 

cross channel april 20

 

  • Cruise passenger counts were down 100% year-over-year @ 0
  • The number of Cruise Ships calling on Avalon was down @ 0 vs. 9 in 2019
  • 2014 had the highest passenger volume for the month @ 30,495
  • 2020 had the lowest passenger volume for the month @ 0
  • April passenger counts were below the three-year average of 16,163 by 100%
  • Cruise passengers made up 0% of total monthly arrivals

 

cruise april 20

  • Private Boater passenger counts were down year-over-year by 96.9% @ 100
  • 2016 had the highest volume for the month @ 3,634
  • 2020 had the lowest volume month @ 100
  • April passenger counts were below the three-year average of 2,068 by 95.2%
  • April number of boats on anchors was down 23% @ 67
  • April number of boats on moorings was down 96.87% @ 25
  • Private Boaters Made up 3.54% of total monthly arrivals

. private boat april 20

 

 

Arrivals by Air

Avalon's combined in-bound air passenger counts for April totaled 113, down by 94.1% from 2019.  

arrivals by air april 20

  • People aboard planes (Airport in the Sky) was down 37.5% from 96
  • 2015 had the highest volume of private aircraft passenger counts for the month @ 1,842
  • 2020 had the lowest volume of private aircraft passenger counts for the month @ 60
  • April counts were below the three-year average of 464 by 86.1%
  • April people aboard planes made up 2.12% of total monthly arrivals

private aircraft april 20

  • People aboard Charter Helicopters was down year-over-year by 97.1% @ 53
  • 2015 had the highest volume for the month @ 1,888
  • 2020 had the lowest volume for the month @ 53
  • April counts were below the three-year average of 1,171 by 95.5%
  • April people aboard Helicopters made up 1.89% of total monthly arrivals

 

heli april 2020

Year-to-Date

ytd arrivals april 20

  • Total arrivals year-to-date was down @ 134,181 or 45.6% over last year
  • Total arrivals year-to-date fell below the three, five and ten year averages

all arrivals ytd april 20

To view historical data for total arrivals by sector, year and month in a spreadsheet form click here.  

Weather

Year-over-year comparison for highs, lows and precipitation is charted below for the months of January-April each year back to 2012. 

weather april 20

The number of rain days Year-to date is charted below with year-over year comparisons 

rain days april 20