COVID-19 - Impact on vertical flight efficiency during climb and descent


The COVID-19 crisis caused an unprecedented reduction in traffic in Europe. The dashboard below has been developed in coordination with EUROCONTROL’s Aviation Sustainability Unit to monitor the changes in average time in level flight at the top 20 airports in Europe since the start of the COVID-19 crisis in March 2020. The dramatic reduction of traffic at airports resulted in a clear improved vertical flight efficiency for those flights still operating at the top 20 airports.

For more information on the efficiency during climb (CCO) and descent (CDO) including the underlying methodology, please visit also our Vertical flight efficiency page in our efficiency section.

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