Period Area Update rate Last update Source(s) Data
Jan-Sep ESRA08 area Quarterly 18-Oct-2017 NM, CRCO, STATFOR

Average daily controlled flights

ESRA08 area

Average daily en-route Service Units (SU)

CRCO area

At system level (ESRA08), traffic increased by 4.3% in the first nine months in 2017 compared to the same period in 2016 which corresponds to 1199 additional flights per day, on average.
At the same time, average daily en-route service units (SU) grew at a higher rate than flights between January and September 2017 (+6.6%) compared to the same period in 2016.

Change by flight type

Jan-Sep 2017 vs. Jan-Sep 2016

Change by traffic segment

Jan-Sep 2017 vs. Jan-Sep 2016
Pan-European traffic and the traffic from and to Europe showed substantial growth in the first nine months of 2017. The main driver of the observed traffic growth remained the low cost traffic segment, followed by traditional scheduled traffic.

Traffic variation by ANSP

Jan-Sep 2017 vs. Jan-Sep 2016


All ANSPs but Avinor (Norway) showed a traffic increase in the first nine months of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.

Traffic variation at the top 30 airports in terms of traffic

Jan-Sep 2017 vs. Jan-Sep 2016
Amsterdam airport remained the airport with the highest number of commercial movements in the first nine months in 2017.
The two Istanbul airports and Rome Fiumicino showed the highest decrease in traffic between January and September 2017.
The highest growth was observed at Lisbon, Warsaw, Manchester and Milan Malpensa.