European flights increased by 4.2% during the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year and were at the high end of the forecast. Preliminary data for July show an increase of 5.2% in flights compared to July 2016.
Amsterdam Schiphol remained the busiest European airport in terms of flights during the first half of 2017 and recorded a 5% growth rate on 1H2016. Paris CDG ranked second and passed Heathrow in the top three airports for flights.
Oil prices averaged out at €50 per barrel during the first half of 2017 and were down to €42 per barrel in July, the lowest since November last year.