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UKRAINIAN TRANSPORT COMPANIES INCREASE PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN JAN-JUNE

Ukrainian transport companies carried 1.263 billion passengers in January-June 2021, which is 4.2% more than in January-June 2020, the State Statistics Service has reported.
The passenger turnover of transport enterprises in the specified period amounted to 27.9 billion passenger-kilometers, which is 21.1% less than in January-June last year.
According to the State Statistics Service, 38.9 million passengers used railway transport in January-June 2021 (including city commuter trains), which is 19.6% more than in the same period in 2020, and 524.2 million passengers used road transport (1.8% more).
Air transport reduced passenger traffic by 68.4%, to 3.4 million people.
In addition, according to the State Statistics Service, in January-June 2021, some 189.2 million passengers used trams (5.9% less versus January-June 2020), subway carried 217.5 million people (23.2% more), trolleybuses some 289.6 million people (1.6% more).
During the specified period, water transport carried 0.1 million passengers (a rise of 689%).
As noted by the State Statistics Service, the indicators are given without taking into account the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, Sevastopol and part of the non-controlled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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UKRAINE STILL INCREASING PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN SIX MONTHS

Airports of Ukraine in January-June 2021, according to operational data, served 5.5 million passengers, which is 32.2% more than in January-June 2020.
The passenger traffic of airports in international traffic for the specified period increased by 32.1% – up to 5 million people, the website of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine reported.
In addition, Ukrainian airlines served 3.5 million people in the six months of 2021, which is 73.8% higher than in the six months of 2020. Including in international traffic 3.2 million people were transported (an increase of 78.6%).
At the same time, in January-June 2021, airlines performed 29,400 commercial flights (an increase of 47.7%), including 23,700 international (42.8% more).
As reported, at the end of 2020, Ukrainian airports served 8.7 million passengers, which is 64.4% less than in 2019.

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UKRAINIAN TRANSPORT COMPANIES INCREASE PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN JAN-MAY

Ukrainian transport companies carried 1.026 billion passengers in January-May 2021, which is 1.4% more than in January-May 2020, the State Statistics Service has reported.
The passenger turnover of transport enterprises in the specified period amounted to 21.5 billion passenger-kilometers, which is 7% more than in January-May last year.
According to the State Statistics Service, 29.9 million passengers used railway transport in January-May 2021 (including city commuter trains), which is 6.8% more than in the same period in 2020, and 426.9 million passengers used road transport (1.5% more).
Air transport reduced passenger traffic by 20%, to 2.4 million people.
In addition, according to the State Statistics Service, in January-May 2021, some 155.4 million passengers used trams (9% less versus January-May 2020), subway carried 174.4 million people (21.1% more), trolleybuses some 236.9 million people (4% less).
During the specified period, water transport carried 0.1 million passengers.

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TRANSPORT ENTERPRISES OF UKRAINE REDUCE PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 30% IN Q1

Ukrainian transport companies carried 624 million passengers in January-March 2021, which is 30.5% less than in the first quarter of 2020, the State Statistics Service reported.
The passenger turnover of transport enterprises in the specified period amounted to 12.3 billion passenger-kilometers, which is 35.3% less than in January-March last year.
According to the State Statistics Service, 17 million passengers used railway transport in the first quarter of 2021 (including city commuter trains), which is 39.3% less than in the same period in 2020, and 258.7 million passengers used road transport (less by 32.6%).
Air transport reduced passenger traffic by 44.2%, to 1.1 million people.
In addition, according to the State Statistics Service, in the first quarter of 2021, some 92.4 million passengers used trams (less by 32.6% versus January-March 2020), metro carried 112.8 million people (less by 19%), trolleybuses some 142 million people (less by 31.5%).

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PASSENGER TRAFFIC AND TICKET SALES RISE IN UKRAINE SINCE EARLY 2021

JSC Ukrzaliznytsia notes an increase in passenger traffic and ticket sales since the beginning of 2021 compared to the autumn-winter period of 2020.
According to chairman of the board Volodymyr Zhmak, in the first week of February 2021 the company carried 357,600 passengers, which is 40% more than in mid-December 2020, and the number of tickets sold increased by 9%, to almost 440,000.
“The trend has begun to change – we are increasing passenger traffic and ticket sales compared to the autumn months of 2020. Of course, we are far from the pre-COVID level, but we are moving in a positive trend. Thanks to what? Thanks to innovative approaches to the formation of new trains, the opening of new routes, optimization of traffic – we are reducing the time for trains on many routes,” Zhmak said.

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BORYSPIL AIRPORT CUTS PASSENGER TRAFFIC BY 65.5% IN JAN-FEB

Boryspil International Airport in January-February 2021 reduced passenger traffic to 672,100 people, which is 65.5% less than in January-February 2020.
As the press service of the airport told Interfax-Ukraine, on international flights, in particular, passenger traffic amounted to 606,500 people (less by 66.2%), on domestic – 65,600 people (less by 57.4%).
In February 2021, passenger traffic amounted to 338,300 people (less by 62.4%), of which on international flights – 305,500 people (less by 63.1%), and on domestic flights – 32,800 people (less by 55.1%).
According to the press release, in general, in January-February 2021, the airport served 6,648 flights (less by 54.5%) for arrival/departure, including international – 5,185 flights (less by 59.4%), and domestic – 1,463 flights (less by 21%). At the same time, in February, the number of serviced flights was 3,168 (less by 54.4%) for arrival/departure, including international – 2,477 flights (less by 58.9%), and domestic – 691 flights (less by 24.6%).
The volume of cargo handled by the airport in two months of 2021 decreased by 15.8%, to 5,700 tonnes.
From arrival flights, 4,067 tonnes were handled (6.6% less than in the same month of the previous year), and for departure flights – almost 1,626 tonnes (32.4% less). At the same time, only 101 kg (97.4% less) on arrival and 779 kg (94.8% less) on departure were handled on domestic flights. Everything else is international.
The volume of serviced mail amounted to 968.3 tonnes, which is 37.8% less than in January-February 2020. The volume of arrived postal items decreased by 58.3% (to 410.1 tonnes), and the number of postal items sent from Ukraine decreased by 2.7% (to 558.2 tonnes).
Boryspil International Airport is the largest airport in Ukraine with a total occupied area of about 1,000 hectares. It has two runways: the one is 4,000 meters long and 60 meters wide, the second is 3,500 meters long and 63 meters wide. There are four passenger terminals and a postal and cargo complex on its territory.

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