Period Area Update rate Last update Source(s) Data
Jan-Jun ECAC area Quarterly 13-Jul-2018 NM, CRCO, STATFOR

Average daily controlled flights

ECAC area

Average daily en-route Service Units (SU)

CRCO area

In Q1-2 of 2018, the number of flights in the (ECAC) area increased by 3.2% (4.1% in Q1-2 2017) which corresponds to an additional 862 flights per day on average.
As in previous years, average daily en-route service units grew at a higher rate (+6.0%) than flights in Q1-2 2018.

Change by flight type

2018 (Jan-Jun) vs. 2017 (Jan-Jun)

Change by traffic segment

2018 (Jan-Jun) vs. 2017 (Jan-Jun)
Pan-European traffic and flights to and from Europe continued to grow in the first six months of 2018. The main drivers of the observed traffic growth in 2018 (Jan-Jun) were charter flights and the continued growth in the low cost traffic segment.

Traffic variation by ANSP

2018 (Jan-Jun) vs. 2017 (Jan-Jun)


All ANSPs but Avinor (Norway) showed an increase in traffic compared to 2017 (Jan-Jun). In absolute terms, DHMI (Turkey), ENAIRE (Spain), Bulatsa (Bulgaria), and DFS (Germany) showed the highest growth in 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.

Traffic variation at the top 30 airports in terms of traffic

2018 (Jan-Jun) vs. 2017 (Jan-Jun)
Amsterdam remained the airport with the highest number of commercial movements in the EUROCONTROL area in 2018 (Jan-Jun).
Ten of the top 30 airports showed a decrease in traffic in the first two quarters of 2018 with Dusseldorf (DUS) and Berlin/Tegel (TXL) reporting the most notable traffic reduction compared to the same period in 2017.
The highest growth compared to Jan-Jun 2017 was observed at Warsaw (WAW), Lisbon (LIS), Athens (ATH), Helsinki (HEL) and Frankfurt (FRA).