European Air Travel Nosedives as Virus Resurges

BRUSSELS (AFP) — The total number of passenger flights in Europe will plummet by more than expected this year as countries fail to coordinate policy on air travel during a pandemic, Eurocontrol said on Monday.

Europe’s air traffic watchdog said total trips in 2020 will reach six million, down by 55% from a year earlier and one million fewer than a forecast in April when air travel was at a standstill.

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