Transport: Welcome to 1995!
European airports last year welcomed 728 million passengers, losing, in just one year, 1.72 billion passengers, which represents a decrease of 70.4%. According to the Airports Council International Europe, the figure took European airports back into the year 1995.
Night trains are back in Europe, and 2021 will see new lines being added. Following the launching of a “TEE 2.0” by transport ministers and CEOs of rail companies in Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland, lines will this year link Vienna to Paris via Munich, Zurich-Amsterdam via Cologne and Paris to Nice.
The USA saw a sharp contraction of 26% in passenger travel last year. Americans made 370 billion trips of any kind compared to 498 billion trips a year earlier. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) controlled only 324 million passengers in airports compared to 823 million passengers in 2019.