European aircraft movements up 1.7% in 2014, real costs down better than 3%
EUROCONTROL independent Performance Review Commission (PRC) released (02-Jun-2015) its 2014 report on the performance of the European air traffic management system:
- Flights: +1.7% year-on-year;
- En-route ATFM delays in the EUROCONTROL area: +0.61 minutes;
- Real en-route costs per service unit: -3.3;
- Terminal unit costs: -3.6%. [more - original PR]
PRC: “Traffic in Europe was affected by a number of events in 2014, most notably the tragic loss of MH17 in Ukraine which resulted in significant shifts of traffic flows. In some States, traffic increased far beyond forecast levels but, thanks to the effort of the air navigation service providers, the unforeseen demand could be accommodated without significant delay,” Ralph Riedle, chairman. Source: EUROCONTROL, 02-Jun-2015.