Airports Council International (ACI) has unveiled June traffic figures for major European airports, revealing that, with a 97% year-on-year decline in passenger traffic, Dublin Airport experienced one of the largest airport traffic declines in Europe during the sixth month of this year.
According to ACI's data, the busiest airport in Europe in June was Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, through which 716,800 travellers passed during the month.
Meanwhile, the UK's Gatwick Airport experienced a 99.4% decline in traffic, Heathrow went from being Europe's busiest airport to being its eleventh busiest, and traffic declined 92.7% at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.
"The Devastating Impact Of The COVID-19 Pandemic"
The Irish Independent quotes an ACI spokesperson as saying, "This report reveals the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe's airports, with passenger traffic decreasing by 64.2% during the first half of the year, and almost coming to a complete standstill in the second quarter, with a drop of 96.4% compared to the same period in 2019."
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