This section analyses ANS-related inefficiencies on the arrival flow at the top 30 European airports in terms of arrival ATFM delay
and additional ASMA time
Airport arrival ATFM delay by airport - 2018 (Jan-Sep) vs. 2017 (Jan-Sep)
Average airport ATFM delays at the top 30 European airports decreased from 1.28 to 1.13 minutes per arrival between January and September 2018. The most notable improvement was observed for Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) where ATFM arrival delay reduced by 5.5 minutes on average. Amsterdam and London Gatwick airport also showed a notable improvement compared to the same period in 2017.
At the same time, average arrival ATFM delays per arrival increased by more than 1 minute at Lisbon (LIS) and Barcelona (BCN).
Overall, the average additional ASMA time decreased between January and August 2018 (excluding the two Istanbul airports and Antalya for which no data was available).
Top 30 airports
no consistent time series available
The data analysed in this section is based on data directly provided by airport operators. Unlike CODA data, the Airport Operator Data Flow covers all departures from airports and is therefore also used for the analysis of additional taxi out and ASMA times. As highlighted in PRR, while the data flow has a better coverage, some data quality issues do exist.
Contrary to the positive trend observed for the additional ASMA time, the average additional taxi-out time increased at the top 30 airports in the first nine months of 2018 from 3.7 minutes to 4.1 minutes per departure (excluding the two Istanbul airports and Antalya for which no data was available).