Int'l air passengers at Japan airports sag 97% in New Year holidays

The numbers of international flight passengers using three major airports in Japan during the New Year holidays tanked about 97 percent from a year earlier, immigration authorities said Friday, with border controls remaining tightened in Japan and other countries due to the new coronavirus pandemic. The preliminary figure of those travelling through Narita airport located in the outskirts of Tokyo from Dec. 25 to Jan. 3 fell 96.5 percent to 36,570 from the same period a year earlier, the Tokyo regional bureau of the Immigration Services Agency of Japan said. Of this number, 24,140 or roughly t…

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