ArmInfo. In the first half of 2022, This January, the cargo traffic totaled 8,332.6 thousand tons - an 11.2% increase against an 18.4% increase last year. During the period under review, passenger traffic showed a 40.4% increase against a 17.7% increase (71,030.5 thousand passengers).
A 12.9% increase in motor trucking against a 32.4% increase last year and a 5.3% increase in air traffic against a 13.4% increase last year accounts for the slower increase in the cargo traffic. In the first half of 2022, motor trucking amounted to 5,687.4 thousand tons (68.7% of the total amount) and air traffic amounted to 8,000 tons.
Specifically, the air passenger traffic showed a 3.3-fold increase (up to 213,700 passengers). Motor passenger transportation showed a 55.2% increase - up to 7,348.8 thousand passengers. The railway passenger transportation recorded a 31.6%, up to 32,500 passengers. Passenger traffic by electrically-driven transport reached 1,687.2 thousand passengers (a 43.1% increase).
According to the RA Statistical Committee, railroad freight activity showed a 1% increase against an 8.5% decline, amounting to 1, 492.5 thousand tons. A total of 1,144.71 thousand tons of natural gas was supplied through the gas main - an 18.4% increase against 7.2% in the corresponding period last year.
A 75.6% increase in air traffic (a 3.2-fold increase in traffic by Armenian airplanes), as well as a 43.9% increase in transportation by means of passenger vehicles (with a 23.4% decline in passenger transportation by taxis) accounts for the increase in passenger traffic in the first half 2022. Passenger traffic by electrically-driven transport showed a 25.4% increase and that by rail transport, a 22.5%.
In the first half of 2022, air transport served 1,355.3 thousand passengers, motor transport 56,280.8 thousand, electrically-driven transport 13,173.5 thousand passengers, rail transport 220,900 passengers. In the first half of last year, the number of passengers served by electrically-driven transport showed the highest increase, 67.8%, followed by rail transport, 28.5%, air transport, 22.9%, motor transport, 8.9%. Taxis showed a 14.2% decline, and Armenian airplanes showed an 80.7% increase.
The freight turnover reached 2,715.3 mln tonne-kilometres (a 13.2% increase against an 8% increase), with the passengers per hour per direction (pphd) 1,244.0 mln passenger-kilometers - a 77.8% increase against a 26.8%.
Air and motor transport show the highest pphd numbers, with has piping dominating the the freight turnover.