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The Startling Stats From The SoCal Airports That Aren't LAX

Terminal A at Hollywood Burbank Airport (Chava Sanchez/ LAist)
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We already knew passenger traffic was down by nearly 90% at LAX and that's good compared to most other major airports.

But how have the smaller airports fared?

The answer: Even worse. Gabriel Cortes, our colleague at APM Research Lab, did the math and reports:

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Since the beginning of March, the Transportation Security Administration has been updating its coronavirus web page with the daily totals of travelers the agency is screening across all U.S. airports. Those data show a dramatic drop in U.S. air travel this spring when compared to the same period last year, but those aggregate figures only show the big picture.

APM Research Lab collected and analyzed data for every airport in the United States to see how bleak the travel landscape really is.

Gabe (who interned in our newsroom last summer) pulled out the SoCal airports for us. The numbers are pretty astonishing. Take Long Beach Airport: On April 1 of this year, a Wednesday, just 101 passengers were screened. On the same date a year ago, TSA screened 4,325.

Check out the charts.


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