The worsening of the pandemic crisis at the beginning of the current year determined that, in general, in the 1st quarter of 2021, the year-on-year reduction of passengers in all modes of transport had been more marked.
National airports handled 1.5 million passengers, which corresponded to a variation of -84.4% (-76.6% in the 4th Q 2020).
Also in the passenger transport by train and by metro, the decreases registered previously (-51.4% and -65.6% compared to -42.3% and -54.7% in the 4th Q 2020) were also accentuated, with respective totals of 18.9 and 20.3 million passengers handled.
Passenger transport by inland waterway decreased by 58.8% (-48.4% in 4th Q 2020), reaching 1.8 million passengers.
Goods transported by air and rail recorded less pronounced declines compared to the previous quarter: -21.7% in air transport (-26.1% in 4th Q 2020) and -2.4% in rail transport (-3.3% in 4th Q 2020). By sea there was a sharper decrease (-3.6%; -2.4% in 4th Q 2020) while by road there was an increase (+8.3%; -11.8% in 4th Q 2020).