Air passengers for Japan's long holiday dive over 95% due to virus
Kyodo -- May 09
The outbreak of the new coronavirus has sent the number of passengers on domestic and international flights plunging more than 95 percent from a year earlier during Japan's Golden Week holidays, Japanese airlines said Friday.

Faced with stay-at-home and business closure requests under the current nationwide state of emergency declaration, the number of domestic flight passengers fell to 124,000, down 95 percent, during the holiday period from April 29 to May 6. Travelers on international flights dropped by 98 percent to 8,700, partly due to travel restrictions imposed by countries amid the epidemic.

The Golden Week holidays are normally a time for people in Japan to return to their hometowns or take trips.

ゴールデンウィーク中の空の便の利用者が激減です。  先月29から今月6日までのゴールデンウィーク中の国内線の利用者は日本航空・全日空ともに去年の同じ時期に比べ、95%以上減少しました。新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大で移動の自粛の影響を大きく受けました。国際線の利用者は期間中、日本航空が約2000人、全日空が約6600人で去年に比べてそれぞれ97%、99%減と大幅に落ち込みました。また、国土交通省によりますと、全国の高速道路の交通量は去年の同じ時期に比べ、約7割減ったということです。
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