Period Area Update rate Last update Source(s) Data
Jan-Mar ESRA08 area Quarterly 28-April-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 3.9% in the first Quarter 2017 which corresponds to 907 additional flights per day, on average.
At the same time, average daily en-route service units (SU) grew by 5.7% in the first Quarter 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

Change by flight type

Q1-2017 vs. Q1-2016

Change by traffic segment

Q1-2017 vs. Q1-2016
As was the case in 2016, the main driver of the observed traffic growth in Q1 2017 remained the Pan-European low cost traffic segment.

Traffic variation by ANSP

Q1-2017 vs. Q1-2016


With the exception of DHMI (Turkey) all ANSPs reported a traffic increase in Q1 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.

Traffic variation at the top 30 airports in terms of traffic

Q1-2017 vs. Q1-2016
In absolute terms, the two Istanbul airports showed the highest decrease in traffic in the first Quarter 2017, followed by Rome Fiumicino in Q1-2017.
Amsterdam, Brussels and Munich reported the highest increase.