YVR traffic down 96%
Maria Rantanen / Richmond News –
Apr 7, 2020 / 6:46 AM | Story:
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Almost empty park at YVR.
Traffic dropped at Vancouver International Airport to 4% of its normal volume.
Craig Richmond, CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, told the Richmond COVID-19 community task force on Monday that only 3,000 passengers a day pass through the airport under current travel restrictions, down from a normal volume of 78,000 a day .
In addition, the terminal has been largely consolidated into a single terminal C and its adjacent gates.
Less than half of the terminal is currently in service and further consolidation of the airport is expected in the near future, said Richmond.
The airport has also suspended all capital projects, such as work on its parking lot.
Richmond announced last week that it expected half of the airport’s 26,000 employees to be laid off.