Airports are facing a fight to survive after passenger numbers fell in lockdown. Regional and smaller hubs are most at risk with some losing more than 80% of customers. Cornwall's Newquay airport is one of several that has reported having zero passengers since November, research has revealed. London City saw the biggest fall in fliers, down from 5.2million in 2019 to 908,105 last year. Leeds Bradford went from 3.9 million passengers to 751,048 and East Midlands saw its figures drop from 4.6 million to 900,832. A senior airport source said regionals would find it particularly hard to survive as airlines focus on bigger hubs. What is your view? Have your say in the comments section Gatwick saw its passenger numbers fall by more than 78% ( Image: Getty) The insider added: "With some local authority-owned, there might come a moment when they can't justify spending more to keep them open." Gatwick saw its passenger numbers fall by more than 78%, going from 46.5 million to 10.1 million. Heathrow's plunged by 72%, from 80.8 million to 22 million. The figures were revealed by luggage shipping website, mybaggage.com. London City Airport saw the biggest fall in fliers ( Image: Getty) Sign up… Read full this story
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