August traffic figures show 0.8% decrease on previous year

15 September 2010

Figures released from NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic control provider, show that traffic in August 2010 declined 0.8% compared to the same month last year.

All markets declined during the month except Oceanic Area Control, responsible for flights over the eastern half of the North Atlantic, which increased by 1.2% from 37,404 to 36,961.  London Area Control recorded its one millionth flight on 2nd August compared to July 21 last year.

Aug 2010 Aug 2009 % gr 2010 to Date 2009 to Date % gr
UK FLIGHTS 204,743 206,376 -0.8% 1,411,970 1,495,710 -5.6%
CENTRES
Swanwick 177,984 179,541 -0.9% 1,220,792 1,291,963 -5.5%
Prestwick 84,526 86,272 -0.2% 576,459 628,038 -8.2%
London Area Control 170,968 171,955 -0.6% 1,164,021 1,229,463 -5.3%
London Terminal Control 113,695 114,599 -0.8% 806,760 850,792 -5.2%
Manchester Area Control Centre 44,599 45,768 -2.6% 303,643 333,532 -9.0%
Scottish Area Control Centre 50,385 51,522 -2.2% 350,238 378,647 -7.5%
Oceanic Area Control Centre (Shanwick) 37,404 36,961 1.2% 256,186 266,625 -3.9%
MARKET
Transatlantic Arrivals/Departures 11,215 11,403 -1.6% 79,928 84,109 -5.0%
Transatlantic Overflights 18,687 18,905 -1.2% 122,877 128,043 -4.0%
Other Arrivals/Departures 127,917 128,480 -0.4% 868,180 914,137 -5.0%
Other Overflights 9,630 10,073 -4.4% 66,228 74,511 -11.1%
Domestic 36,818 37,198 -1.0% 270,640 291,784 -7.2%
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