The Central Office of Delay Analysis (CODA) gives policy makers and airspace users consistent and comprehensive information on Europe’s delay situation.
In April 2018 preliminary data shows a continuing trend of increasing delay in 2018 with this month's delay being the highest in the last five years.
Industrial action in Marseille ACC caused disruption on 07 to 09 April and 28 to 30 April. Karlsruhe UAC, Maastricht UAC and Brest U/ACC suffered from ATC staffing and ATC capacity delays. In regard to airports, Istanbul Ataturk and Amsterdam Schiphol continue to suffer from capacity issues. London Heathrow, London Stansted and Amsterdam Schiphol were also affected by weather this being mainly due to winds.
The average delay per delayed flight on departure (ADD) was 26.8 minutes, an increase in comparison to April 2017 where the ADD was 23.9 minutes per flight.
Read more in this month's All-causes delay report covering air transport in Europe.