Ukrainian transport companies saw passenger transportation fall by 3.5% in January-July 2012 compared to January-July 2011, to 3.9 billion people, the State Statistics Service has reported.
Passenger turnover fell by 0.9%, to 77.4 billion passenger-kilometers.
In the period, 252.4 million passengers traveled by rail, which was the same year-over-year (taking into account transportation by city trains).
The number of passengers serviced by Prydniprovska railways grew by 0.2%.
Donetsk railways decreased the number of passengers serviced by 2%, Pivdenna railways by 1.3%, while Pivdenno-Zakhidna railways saw passenger transportation fall by 4.3%, Odesa railways by 2%, and Lviv railways by 2.3%.
In January-July 2012, two billion passengers traveled by road, including those serviced by private entrepreneurs, and this was 6.7% down on January-July 2011. Passenger transportation by private entrepreneurs alone fell by 10.4%.
Passenger transportation by sea contracted by 14.3% year-over-year. Sevastopol-based enterprises accounted for 80.4% of overall voyages by sea and decreased transportation by 17.7%.
Sea voyages abroad grew by 25% in January-July 2012 compared to January-July 2011. Crimean companies, which accounted for 98.3% of all voyages abroad, increased passenger transportation by 25.4%.
Airlines carried 4.5 million passengers in the period under review, which was 10.5% up year-over-year.
Municipal electric transport serviced 1.7 billion passengers in January-July 2012, which was the same year-over-year.
Passenger transportation in January-July 2012:
|Passenger transportation||Passenger turnover|
|Passengers, millions||in % to Jan-July 2011||passenger-kilometers||in % to Jan-July 2011|
|By all means of transportation||3,895.0||96.5||77,419.9||99.1|
©Source: State Statistics Service