The number of passengers served by Ukrainian transport companies in January-May 2021 grew by 7.0% compared with the relevant period in 2020, to 21.5 billion passenger-kilometers, according to data provided by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
In total, over the first five months of 2021, almost 1.03 billion passengers used the services of domestic transport companies, which is 1.4% more compared with January-May 2020.
In particular, the number of passengers carried by rail in January-May 2021 reached 29.9 million, which is 6.8% more compared with the same period last year; passenger turnover totaled 5.07 billion passenger-kilometers (down 17.8%).
Some 426.9 million passengers were carried by motor vehicles in January-May 2021, which is 1.5% more compared with the same period last year, passenger turnover amounted to 7.11 billion passenger-kilometers (down 5.1%).
Ukrainian airlines carried 2.4 million passengers over the reporting period, which is 20.0% more than in January-May 2020; passenger turnover amounted to 5.67 billion passenger-kilometers (up 10.5%).
As Ukrinform reported, according to the State Statistics Service, the passenger turnover of transport enterprises amounted to 49.4 billion passenger-kilometers in 2020, which is down 53.9% compared with 2019.