Traffic in August 2016 increased by 2.8% compared to August 2015 and was above the baseline forecast. This was the highest ever for the month of August. Thirteen states contributed most to the European local traffici growth in August, with UK, Spain and Italy as the top contributors. Security concerns continued to impact the tourism industry in Turkey; local traffic decreased by 12% and charter traffic to/from Turkey decreased by 56% in August.
Total ATFM delays decreased by 30% in August 2016 compared to August 2015 with the worst days during the weekends. En-route ATFM delays decreased by 31.5%; airport ATFM delays increased by 27.8%.
En-route ATC capacity delays in Brest, Barcelona, Maastricht, Marseille and Bordeaux ACCs;
En-route staffing issues in Warsaw, Karlsruhe, Scottish, Nicosia and Langen ACCs;
En-route weather generated delays in Maastricht, Karlsruhe, Marseille, Reims and Barcelona ACCs;
Aerodrome capacity issues generated delays at Istanbul/Sabiha Gökcen airport and to a lesser extent at Istanbul/Ataturk, Amsterdam/Schiphol, Paris/Orly and Barcelona airports;
Seasonal weather impacted operations at London/Heathrow, Vienna, Zurich, Porto and Frankfurt airports;
ATC capacity issues at Greek island airports due to high demand during summer;
A-CDM implementation completed at Paris/Orly airport on 18 July;
Advanced ATC Tower implementation at Alicante airport on 23 August.
The average en-route ATFM delay per flight in NM areaii in August 2016 was 0.95 min/flt, which was above the monthly guidelineiii value of 0.81 min/flt. The average YTD en-route ATFM delay per flight in 2016 in the NM area is 1.05 min/flt which is double the corresponding guideline value of 0.56 min/flt.
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