Passenger numbers still low at Norfolk International Airport

NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia’s Norfolk International Airport says its passenger numbers for the month of June dropped by more than 75% compared the same time a year ago.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that only about 94,000 people flew out of Norfolk that month because of the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, the number was 385,000. The drop in June is actually not as bad as it was in May, when traffic was down 87%.

In April, passenger numbers fell by 94%. The drop in passenger travel was even higher at Richmond’s airport for those months. Meanwhile, Virginia has been added to the list of states from which travelers must quarantine after arriving in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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