Point Merge at Dublin saved airlines €5.5m in 2013
A year on from the introduction in December 2012, the Point Merge at Dublin Air Traffic Control is delivering benefits.
An independent analysis conducted by NATS established that, by using Point Merge, airlines landing at Dublin Airport in 2013 saved 127kg of fuel, worth €93.10, per flight and reduced their fuel requirement by 19.1%.per flight. It also found that aircraft reduced the length of the flight by 11.3 miles, a 17% saving. Point Merge also provided savings of 23,500 tons of CO2, representing a 19% reduction.
The study compared performance indicators measured in Dublin airspace prior to and following the implementation of Point Merge.
Read the Air Transport News article for more info.