Concepts and definitions

Passenger transport performance

Total number of kilometres covered by passengers during a specific unit of time, usually one year. Unit passenger-kilometre.


A passenger-kilometre is a measurement unit describing the passenger carrying performance of some means of transport such as a passenger car, coach, train, boat, aircraft or any transport vehicle suited for the transporting of passengers. Two persons travelling five kilometres on board a vehicle generate ten passenger-kilometres. Transport kilometres multiplied by average number of passengers.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Railway Statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2670-3351. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 8.5.2021].
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