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Press release No. 140 of 6 April 2023 Number of passengers up 29% in regular bus and rail transport in 2022

The number of passengers travelling short and long distances in regular bus, coach and rail transport was considerably higher in 2022 than in 2021, the year which was strongly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Passenger numbers rose by 29% to nearly …

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Press release No. 043 of 1 February 2023 Number of air passengers more than doubled in 2022

In 2022 the number of people who embarked or disembarked at the 23 major German airports was more than twice as high as in the previous year. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the airports counted roughly 155.2 million …

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Press release No. 502 of 30 November 2022 Flights in summer 2022: number of departing air passengers more than doubled

A total of roughly 54.6 million air passengers travelled from Germany to foreign countries during the summer schedule from April to October 2022. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that this was an increase in passengers of 28.7 …

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Press release No. 471 of 10 November 2022 Short-distance trains in the 3rd quarter of 2022: passengers up 53% year on year

The number of passengers in public short-distance passenger transport markedly increased in the third quarter of 2022. This is shown by a provisional ad-hoc evaluation of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). The evaluation was based on data …

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Press release No. 423 of 6 October 2022 Coach industry 2020 and 2021: number of passengers down 77% from before the pandemic

Much smaller numbers of people travelled longer distances by coach in the Covid years of 2020 and 2021 than before the pandemic. The number of coach passengers (excluding regular services) was down by more than three fourths (-77%) in each of the two …

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Press release No. 401 of 21 September 2022 Number of bus and rail passengers up by just over a third in the 1st half of 2022

Considerably more passengers used regular bus or rail transport services in the first half of 2022 than in the same period a year earlier. Based on provisional results, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the number of passengers …

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Press release No. N 058 of 15 September 2022 Car density at record high in 2021

The number of cars in Germany is rising despite the public debate on a mobility transition. Car density has risen continuously in the past ten years. There were 580 passenger cars per 1,000 inhabitants in 2021, which is a record high. This is …

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Press release No. 333 of 5 August 2022 Short-distance trains in the 2nd quarter of 2022: Transport performance more than doubled

The number of passengers and transport performance in public short-distance passenger transport markedly increased in the second quarter of 2022. This is shown by a provisional ad-hoc evaluation of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). The …

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Press release No. N048 of 29 July 2022 June 2022: number of air passengers more than tripled compared with June 2021

Approximately 16.3 million air passengers arrived at, or departed from, the 23 largest commercial airports in Germany in June 2022. Their number has more than tripled (+215.1%) compared with June 2021, according to the Federal Statistical Office (

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Press release No. 152 of 7 April 2022 Number of rail and bus passengers in 2021 down one third compared to 2019

The number of passengers using regular public transport by railways, trams and buses in Germany in 2021 decreased by 4 % from the year 2020 and 34 % from the year 2019 before the Corona pandemic. According to results of the Federal Statistical Office (