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US DOT: Number of airline passengers fell 89% YoY in May

United States Department of Transportation (DOT) revealed on Tuesday that the number of airline passengers plunged 89% on a yearly basis in May.

The 20 major US airlines reported 7.9 million passengers in May, while in the same month last year, 74.8 million people traveled by air in the country. However, May's figure represents an improvement from 3 million passengers that have been recorded in April.

When it comes to international traffic, the number dropped 98% year over year to 182,000 passengers in May.

Breaking the News / MS