Industry Monitor 148 - January 2013

31 January 2013

The December update of the forecast was for 2013 flights to be similar to 2012 volumes and for a 2.4% increase in flights in 2014. The forecast will next be updated in February and a downward revision is expected (EUROCONTROL, January).

In this first issue of 2013:

  • Overall European traffic decreased by 2.4% in 2012. Preliminary data for January show a 5.5% decrease in traffic on January 2012.
  • IATA reported an increase of 5.1% in demand in 2012 as a whole for scheduled passenger traffic in Europe. Total load factors for the year stood at 79.6%. Freight traffic was down 2.9% in 2012 compared with 2011.
  • AEA figures for 2012, traffic (RPK) increased by 4.3%, an additional 8.7 million passengers on 2011. The average load factor was up 1.7 percentage point to 79.1% and capacity growth (ASK) increased by 2%.
  • Oil prices remain near €84 per barrel in January.
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Industry Monitor, an overview of the monthly trends in Europe, produced by EUROCONTROL STATFOR