Norfolk Airport traffic still less than half what it was a year ago

Kimberly Pierceall, The Virginian-Pilot

The number of travelers flying into and out of Norfolk International Airport in October was off by 53.5% compared with a year ago as it continues to slowly recover amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The airport reported Thursday that it saw 156,686 passengers last month, down from 336,759 a year ago.

Passenger traffic has been climbing each month since the steepest lows at the onset of the pandemic. Traffic year-over-year at Norfolk was down 94% in April, 87% in May, 75% in June, 64% in July, 59% in August and 52.9% in September.

October marked the first time in several months, though, where the year-over-year drop from 2019 was higher than the month prior.

Traffic in the 10 months since January is down nearly 56% at the airport for a total of 1.47 million passengers versus 3.32 million a year ago.


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