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Hong Kong fourth wave: airport passenger numbers plunge 89 per cent for year amid coronavirus pandemic, with under 9 million for first time since 1985

Fewer than 9 million passengers passed through Hong Kong International Airport last year, the lowest level since 1985, new data is expected to show this week.The dismal numbers reflect nearly a full year in which the closing of borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic took a devastating toll on the aviation sector.Hopes of a near-term recovery appear bleak, according to the International Air Transport Association, which on Tuesday lashed out at the city’s pandemic measures, in particular the…

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