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EUROCONTROL upgrades Europe medium-term forecast, with eastern Europe to outstrip the west

24-Sep-2010

EUROCONTROL’s latest medium-term forecast reveals a slow but steady recovery in overall European flight numbers. This year's flights are expected to increase by 1.6%, double earlier forecasts, with stronger growth forecast for 2011. However, the European economic and air traffic recoveries are far from evenly spread, with some states, and some aviation market segments, still lagging behind. [1301 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Traffic still down in 1H2010
  • Traffic to average near 3% growth
  • Turkey to add nearly 500,000 flights by 2017
  • Uneven recovery in air transport markets
  • Healthy recovery expected in 2011
  • Growth tapering off, but uncertainty remains; main impact of ETS in first years after introduction

Graphs and data:

  • European IFR movements
  • EUROCONTROL 2010-2016 European growth forecast (annual growth)
  • Additional aircraft movements forecast: 2009-2016
  • Additional flights per state per day: 2016 vs 2009
  • Additional flights per day by market segment
  • Recent growth in Europe by segment compared to previous year (weekly average)
  • EUROCONTROL medium-term forecast (% change)
  • EUROCONTROL medium term forecast (IFR movements)
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