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Rebound continues Roanoke airport after abysmal April

July 2020 saw 55% more passengers than June 2020

A passenger wears a mask as she picks up her luggage after arriving at Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport.
A passenger wears a mask as she picks up her luggage after arriving at Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport. (Copyright 2020 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

ROANOKE, Va. – While far fewer people are flying than they were a year ago, the situation is improving for Roanoke’s airport.

Last month, 21,029 passengers flew into and out of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

That marks a 55% increase from June’s 13,566, equating to 240 more people flying each day.

Back in April, the airport only had 1,823 passengers. July’s numbers mark a increase of about 1054% from then.

Numbers still remain starkly down from 2019; however, while June 2020 was only about 22% of June 2019′s traffic, last month was about 34% of July 2019′s traffic.

Year-to-date, the airport is still seeing a 65% decrease in traffic with just 174,168 passengers in 2020, compared to 404,238 in 2019.


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