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Coronavirus Ends Years of Record Growth at Richmond Airport

People walking in and out of an airport entrance
Traffic at airports across the country has dropped steeply as the coronavirus stalls travel plans. (Photo: Richmond International Airport)

It appears as if the coronavirus pandemic has ended more than two years of record growth for the Richmond International Airport. Though March numbers won't be released for a few weeks, traffic has more or less come to a complete standstill.

According to airport spokesman Troy Bell, traffic has fallen by over 90% in the last few weeks: " Daily flight schedules are less than half what had been available prior to the COVID 19 outbreak and a high percentage of these remaining flights may be subject to cancellation within 48 hours of departure."

He says the airport will continue to support essential operations like necessary passenger travel, cargo operations and other critical functions.

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