Network Operations Report – July 2017

10 August 2017

Traffic in July 2017 increased by 5.2% compared to July 2016 and was above the high forecast. Traffic has shown continuous growth since November 2015. Fifteen states contributed most to the European local traffici growth, with Turkey, Germany and Spain as the top contributors.

Euro-zone economic indicators continue to Improve, and Summer traffic growth overall continues to be at or faster than the highgrowth forecast, with particular strength in Eastern Europe, including some destinations there showing faster-than-expected recovery.

Total ATFM delays increased by 12.0% in July 2017 compared to July 2016. En-route ATFM delays increased by 18.5% mainly due to weather and airport ATFM delays decreased by 1.2%.

Highlights include:


  • En route weather delays in Karlsruhe, Marseille, Maastricht, Brest and Vienna ACCs;
  • En-route ATC capacity issues in Karlsruhe, Marseille, Maastricht, Brest and Nicosia ACCs;
  • En-route ATC staffing issues in Karlsruhe and Nicosia ACCs;


  • Capacity issue both Istanbul airports, London/Gatwick, Amsterdam/Schiphol and Barcelona airports;
  • Seasonal weather impacted both Istanbul airports and Madrid/Barajas airport.

The average en-route ATFM delay per flight in the NM areaii in July was 1.98 min/flt, which is above the corresponding monthly guidelineiii value of 1.12 min/flt. The average YTD en-route ATFM delay per flight in 2017 in the NM areaii is 0.87 min/flt, which is above the corresponding guideline value of 0.53 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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