COVID-19 - Impact on en-route revenues and service units
This page provides a view on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the en-route (total) service units (TSUs) and anticipated revenue from en-route charges. Additionally, it provides an estimate of the revenue losses to be borne by the ANSPs and the airspace users under the cost-recovery regimes currently in place.
The geographical scope of the analysis is the EUROCONTROL Member States which are part of the Multilateral Agreement relating to Route Charges and on behalf of which the Central Route Charges Office of EUROCONTROL (CRCO) collects en-route charges.
The analysis includes 39 States (all EUROCONTROL Member States except Monaco and Ukraine), referred to as CRCO Area in this analysis. The view is broken down in 39 individual en-route charging zones1.
It should be noted that the estimated losses that are presented below for ANSPs in the SES Area are calculated using the traffic risk sharing arrangements defined in the Performance and Charging Scheme Regulation (EU) No 2019/317. These figures are therefore subject to change following the application of the exceptional RP3 measures proposed by the European Commission and the adoption of RP3 performance plans.
More details on the methodology are available in the “Methodological Note” below.
Note that in the Route Charges system, two en-route charging zones include more than one State (Belgium-Luxembourg and Serbia-Montenegro). Similarly, there are two charging zones for Spain (Spain Continental and Spain Canarias) and Portugal (Portugal Continental, subject to SES Regulations, and Portugal Santa Maria, not subject to SES Regulations).↩︎