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Passenger traffic at Richmond International Airport falls 65.2% in October compared to year ago Aerial view of the Richmond International Airport terminal. Richmond International Airport continued to experience declines in passenger travel last month because of the coronavirus pandemic. Passenger traffic fell 65.2% in October compared with a year ago and was basically flat last month from the 65.78% decline in September, the Capital Region Airport Commission reported Tuesday. Still, the figures in October are an improvement from this spring when Richmond International Airport experienced dramatic declines because of the pandemic. Passenger traffic dropped 65.78% in September, 69.48% in August, 70% in July, 79.9% in June, 91.6% in May, 96.4% in April and 50.4% in March. For the calendar year, passenger traffic is down 60.5% compared with the same period in 2019. The airport handled 136,722, passengers in October down from 393,124 passengers using the airport during the same month a year ago. In terms of market share among the airlines, American Airlines had the largest share with 37.63% of the passengers using the airport. Delta Air Lines had the next largest market share with 25.17%, followed by United Airlines at 16.96%, Southwest Airlines at 6.67%, JetBlue Airways at 5.14% and Spirit Airlines was at 4.12%. At Norfolk listen to this podcast International Airport, passenger traffic fell 53.5% in October compared with a year ago.



GM Canada and Candian labor union Unifor reached a new contract agreement earlier this month that will see the automaker invest between $1 billion and $1.3 billion CAD in GM Oshawa Assembly to begin producing light- and heavy-duty versions of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks there. The investment will go toward the construction of a new body shop and flexible assembly module at the sprawling Ontario plant, along with some other miscellaneous line upgrades. Bell said the plan to produce pickups at Oshawa Assembly has been in the works for some time now and said GM has long-term plans for the facility, which was shut down in 2019 after the Chevy Impala and Cadillac XTS were discontinued. “Construction has already started. This is not something we dreamed up a few weeks ago,” Bell told AN. “This is has been going on for quite some time. This is a full-blown investment. This is building a body shop. This is unique in a sense we’re building our bodies.