Industry Monitor 141 - May 2012

1 June 2012

In this issue:

  • European flights declined by 2.7% in April;
  • May update of the two-year flight forecast is for a downward revision of 0.4 percentage points to 1.7% fewer flights in 2012 than in 2011. The outlook for 2013 is for 1.6% growth;
  • ACI reported overall passenger traffic at European airports to be up 3.4% in 1Q12 on 1Q11 whereas aircraft movements decreased by 1.7%;
  • European airlines selected in this bulletin recorded €1.7 billion operating losses during 1Q12, a 17% increase on the same period a year ago;
  • Oil prices reduced to €79 per barrel on 31 May, dropping 15% from April.

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Industry Monitor, an overview of the monthly trends in Europe, produced by EUROCONTROL STATFOR