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Traffic at Norfolk's airport is still off by roughly half

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Posted at 10:36 AM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 10:37:01-05

NORFOLK, Va. -- The number of people who are flying in and out of Norfolk International Airport is still off by more than half as it slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday that the airport saw more than 156,000 passengers last month compared to about 337,000 a year ago.

Traffic since January is down nearly 56%. The airport has seen total of 1.47 million passengers in the last 10 months compared to 3.32 million a year ago.

The number of passengers passing through the airport is still improving from the steepest lows of the pandemic.

Traffic was down 94% in April and 87% in May.