How the pandemic has impacted Beirut International Airport

New figures reveal a 71.7% slump in passengers during 2020 compared to the previous year

A traveller undergoes a PCR test at Beirut International Airport

Beirut International Airport witnessed a large decline in passenger numbers in 2020 as the coronavirus led to a slump in tourists to Lebanon.

The total number of passengers contracted by 71.7 percent to 2.45 million passengers in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the latest figures released by airport officials.

The number of incoming visitors to Lebanon reached their lowest monthly level on record in March due to the closure of the airport from March 18 until the end of June.

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