/ Modified feb 12, 2021 12:38 p.m.

Passenger totals plunge at Arizona’s major airports

Tucson International Airport recorded its lowest numbers since 1982.

Industries hardest hit by the pandemic include air travel and Arizona’s two largest airports saw passenger numbers plunge in 2020. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport reported a 50% drop in passengers compared to 2019. The rate increased to 60% for Tucson International Airport. Despite the setback, Tony Paniagua reports that Tucson’s airport leaders are hopeful that the situation will improve this year, especially as more people are vaccinated. The airport has added new flights this year and are moving forward on a $300 million plan to improve its runways.

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