The eerie stillness of empty airports: A Photo Essay

The figures cited in the article on this page are staggering and nearly incomprehensible. Air passenger traffic at these three major U.S. airports are reported to be down between 90 and 95% from the same period last year – and they are not alone. For an idea of what this looks like in reality, TMI is sharing some striking photos provided by Travel Retail Distribution Group over the past two weeks.

 New York’s JF Kennedy International Airport, Terminal 8, April 4, 2020 (Terminal 7 has been closed and flights relocated to Terminal 8.) Photos were shot by an American Airlines employee and shared by Travel Retail Distribution Group.

Seattle Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), April 10, 2020.