Network Operations Report – January 2017

14 February 2017

Traffic in January 2017 increased by 4.8% compared to January 2016 and was above the high forecast. Twelve states contributed most to the European local traffici growth, with UK, Germany and Spain as the top contributors.

Total ATFM delays decreased by 13.4% in January 2017 compared to January 2016. En-route ATFM delays decreased by 69.4%; airport ATFM delays increased by 30.8%. Note that en-route ATFM delays were relatively high in January 2016 due to ATM system implementation and French industrial actions.

Highlights include:

  • Seasonal weather impacted several airports, especially Amsterdam/Schiphol, Istanbul/Ataturk, London/Gatwick and London/Heathrow;
  • On-going PSS implementation in Langen ACC impacted Frankfurt/Main airport;
  • Airport ATFM delays at Rome/Fiumicino due to single runway operations during work on runways.

The average en-route ATFM delay per flight in NM areaii in January 2017 was 0.15 min/flt, which is below the corresponding monthly guidelineiii value of 0.19 min/flt.

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i Internals, international departures and arrivals, excluding overflights.
ii See notice on page 4 for more information about NM area
iii NM’s calculation that provides the guideline en-route delay (min) requirements to achieve the annual target (0.5 min/flight).


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