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Passenger numbers fall 91% at Belfast airport as travel industry continues to suffer the effects of pandemic

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Graham Keddie from Belfast Inter-national Airport

Graham Keddie from Belfast Inter-national Airport

Graham Keddie from Belfast Inter-national Airport

Passenger numbers have fallen off a cliff as the coronavirus crisis continues to cripple the travel industry, with one Northern Ireland airport experiencing a 91% drop in travellers.

George Best Belfast City Airport saw terminal and transit passengers fall from over a quarter of a million in July 2019 (256,565) to just 22,976 two months ago, according to figures from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Belfast International Airport (BIA) also reported a slump in passenger numbers, down from 639,412 to 103,921, or 84%.