Passenger travel was down almost 50% in January-February, compared to the same pre-pandemic period last year,

reports the State Statistics Service. The drops: rail – down 49%, to 11.2 million passengers; transport companies down 41%, to 397 million; motor transport down 42%, to 167 million passengers; and airlines down to 600,000, one third the level of last winter. Last year, overall passenger travel in Ukraine dropped by 54% yoy, to 49.4 billion passenger-kilometers. With coronavirus hospitalizations increasing, authorities in Kyiv and Lviv are threatening to close municipal mass transit systems.