Just nine travellers handed by means of Exeter airport in May well in accordance to calamitous figures which clearly show the depths of the journey disaster gripping Britain.
Traveller quantities plunged from just about 100,000 a yr previously, airport bosses uncovered in evidence to East Devon Council as they sought a bailout.
There were still 99.5pc less visitors in July than past yr and the airport faces a £620,000 bill for business enterprise costs.
East Devon Council has handed a help deal which will allow £180,000 of the bill to be paid out in excess of the upcoming 3 yrs – the maximum authorized below EU condition aid regulations.
The slump has been reflected throughout Britain like at massive hub airports this kind of as Heathrow, forcing airlines and linked corporations to lay off tens of thousands of employees in a struggle to endure as a golden age for air