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Lebanon witnesses a high number of departures after Beirut blast

 

The August 4 explosion in Beirut Port has caused the death of over 177 people and left more than 6,000 injured, with seven people still missing. Added to this tragedy is the socio-economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic that recently hit Lebanon, thus causing a rise in the number of people leaving Lebanon. Compared to the period prior to the August 4 blast, the average number of passengers departing from Beirut airport has increased by 36%, while the average number of arriving passengers has dropped by 12.3%.

 

Before August 4, 2020

-Average number of arriving passengers: 2,750 a day

-Average number of departing passengers: 2,925 a day

As per the following days:

 

After August 4, 2020

-Average number of arriving passengers: 2,410 a day

-Average number of departing passengers: 3,978 a day

As per the following days:

 



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