ALBUQUERQUE — Officials at New Mexico's largest airport say 72 percent fewer people passed through Albuquerque International Sunport this Christmas week than they did last year.

Airport spokesman Jonathan Small said Wednesday that officials saw around 30,000 passengers pass through on their way to holiday destinations from Dec. 20 to 26.

The TSA has reported that air travel nationwide is down as well amid the novel coronavirus pandemic More than 900,000 people around the country flew Dec. 22 to holiday destinations compared with more than 1.9 million on the same date last year.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for joining the conversation on Santafenewmexican.com. Please familiarize yourself with the community guidelines. Avoid personal attacks: Lively, vigorous conversation is welcomed and encouraged, insults, name-calling and other personal attacks are not. No commercial peddling: Promotions of commercial goods and services are inappropriate to the purposes of this forum and can be removed. Respect copyrights: Post citations to sources appropriate to support your arguments, but refrain from posting entire copyrighted pieces. Be yourself: Accounts suspected of using fake identities can be removed from the forum.