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Passenger transport segment hit by pandemic in Q1

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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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