There were 3% more flights every day in the European Civil Aviation Conference area this February than there were in February 2016, taking 2016’s extra day into account. This figure was at the low end of the forecast.
Low-cost and business aviation were the drivers of this growth with 8.8% and 7.5% respectively. The aircraft operators adding the most flights to the network on a daily basis were Ryanair, easyJet UK, LOT, Vueling and Wizz Air.
The United Kingdom, Spain and Germany were the top three generators of growth in terms of departures and arrivals, also on a daily basis.
Traffic flows between Europe and Egypt/Tunisia continued their recovery. February saw an increase of 29% for flights to and from Egypt; 9% to and from Tunisia.
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