Ukrainian transport companies transported almost 1.98 billion passengers in January-September 2021, 4.2% more than the number of passengers they transported in the same period in 2020.
The State Statistics Service announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Interfax Ukraine news agency.
Ukrainian transport companies’ passenger turnover was 47 billion passenger-kilometers in January-September 2021, which is 26.6% more than their passenger turnover last year.
According to the State Statistics Service, 62.6 million passengers traveled by rail (including suburban trains) in January-September 2021 (a 21.1% increase compared with the same period last year), 816.9 million traveled by road (1.4% increase), 7.1 million traveled by air (86.7% increase).
In addition, according to the State Statistics Service, 295.9 million passengers used trams in the first nine months of 2021 (a 6% reduction compared with January-September 2020), 353.6 million used subways (19.8% increase), 443.4 million used trolleybuses (3.5% increase), and 0.4 million used water transport (83.2% increase).
According to the State Statistics Service, these figures do not include data from the Russian-annexed Crimea and Sevastopol and the non-government-controlled territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
As reported earlier, Ukrainian transport companies transported almost 1.73 billion passengers in January-August 2021, which is 4.1% more than they transported in the same period in 2020. Out of these, 55.4 million passengers traveled by rail in January-August this year (including suburban trains), which is 21.6% more than the number in January-August 2020. In addition, passenger transportation by air increased by 90.7% to 5.9 million.