Jun 13, 2021

Covid: Cardiff Airport saw biggest drop in passengers in UK

Some 74 million people travelled through UK airports in 2020, analysis of Civil Aviation Authority data revealed. The worst affected airports were Glasgow Prestwick - experiencing a 85.8% decline in passengers - and Exeter. The UK's largest airport, Heathrow, recorded a 72.7% reduction, from 80.9 million passengers in 2019 to 22.1 million last year. The figures include all passengers who travelled through British airports, except the Channel Islands or Isle of Man. "With passengers down nearly 90% between April and December 2020, airports' economic output was decimated and significant numbers of jobs were lost."

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