Passenger transport segment hit by pandemic in Q1



Passenger transport performance declined significantly in the first quarter of 2021 due to the effect of the pandemic, with intercity passenger transport down 53% and local passenger transport falling 43% in passenger-kilometers from a year earlier, according to a summary of data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

Domestic passenger transport performance declined 38%, with railway transport down 45% and bus transport falling 34%. 

International passenger transport performance dipped 96% from a year earlier, with the biggest drop - 96% - seen in air traffic.

The total number of passengers fell 40% from a year earlier to 94 million. 

Passenger numbers in air traffic declined 97%. At Budapest's Ferenc Liszt International Airport, passenger numbers were down 93% at 183,000.


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