Air Traffic Evolution Air Traffic Evolution

PeriodAreaUpdate rateLast updateSource(s)Data
Jan-SepECAC areaQuarterly10-Oct-2019NM, CRCO, STATFOR

Average daily controlled flights

ECAC area

Average daily en-route Service Units (SU)

CRCO area (Jan-Sep)

In the first nine months of 2019, air traffic in the (ECAC) grew on average by 1.3% which corresponds to 388 additional flights per day.
Average daily en-route service units (SU) grew by 4.0% between January and June 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

Change by flight type

2019 vs. 2018

Change by traffic segment

2019 vs. 2018

Traffic variation by ANSP

2019 (Jan-Sep) vs. 2018 (Jan-Sep)


Between January and September 2019, 26 of the Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) included in the analysis reported a traffic increase compared to 2018. In absolute terms, ENAV, DSNA, Croatia Control, ENAIRE, HCAA (Greece) and SMATSA (Serbia and Montenegro) showed the highest year on year growth.

Traffic variation at the top 30 airports in terms of traffic

2019 (Jan-Sep) vs. 2018 (Jan-Sep)
Frankfurt remained the airport with the highest number of commercial movements in the EUROCONTROL area in 2019 (Jan-Sep).
Overall, 21 of the top 30 airports reported a traffic growth in the first nine months of 2019.
Milan (LIMC), (Vienna (LOWW), Paris (LFPG), Antalya (LTAI) and Madrid (LEMD) showed the highest absolute growth in the first three quarters of 2019.