Network Operations Report – January 2018

13 February 2018

Traffic in January 2018 increased by 4.8% compared to January 2017 and was just below the baseline forecast. It has shown continuous growth since November 2015. Nine states each added daily more than 50 flights to the network with Turkey, Spain and Italy as top contributors.

Total ATFM delays decreased by 32.5% in January 2018 compared to January 2017. En-route ATFM delays increased by 14.4% and airport ATFM delays decreased by 41.2%.

Highlights include:


  • En-route ATC staffing issues in Karlsruhe UAC;
  • En-route capacity delays in Karlsruhe, Langen, Reims and Casablanca ACCs;
  • Implementation of Extended Computer Display system in London TC went to plan.


  • Seasonal weather impacted operations at several airports with significant disruptions at Amsterdam/Schiphol, London/Heathrow and Oslo/Gardermoen airports;
  • There were capacity issues at Istanbul/Atatürk and Amsterdam/Schiphol airports;
  • Tower/taxiway maintenance in conjunction with airport capacity at Paris/Orly airport.

The average en-route ATFM delay per flight in the NM areai in January was 0.17 min/flt, which is above the corresponding monthly guidelineii value of 0.16 min/flt.

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i See Notice on page 4 of the Overview document for more information on NM Area .
ii 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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