Flights in UK controlled airspace decline by 4.3% in 2010

12 January 2011

The effect of the severe winter weather and the ash cloud contributed to a 4.3 per cent decrease in the number of aircraft in UK controlled airspace last year.

For the calendar year 2010, 2,106,689 aeroplanes were managed by NATS controllers, compared to 2,200,326 for 2009. For December, flights were reduced by 6.6. per cent compared to the same month the previous year.

The reduction can be attributed in part to the impact of the freezing spells in November and December – both in the UK and abroad – and the volcanic ash cloud in April and May.

Of all market sectors, only transatlantic overflights posted positive growth over the course of the year with an increase of 0.1 per cent.

Dec 2010 Dec 2009 % gr CY 2010 CY 2009 % gr
UK FLIGHTS 144,688 154,885 -6.6% 2,106,689 2,200,326 -4.3%
CENTRES
Swanwick 123,529 132,646 -6.9% 1,818,029 1,898,318 -4.2%
Prestwick 59,191 63,602 -6.9% 863,910 921,450 -6.2%
London Area Control 117,682 125,450 -6.2% 1,733,570 1,803,744 -3.9%
London Terminal Control 83,015 92,222 -10.0% 1,202,581 1,259,241 -4.5%
Manchester Area Control Centre 30,220 32,756 -7.7% 452,866 489,429 -7.5%
Scottish Area Control Centre 37,021 39,929 -7.3% 527,589 558,169 -5.5%
Oceanic Area Control Centre (Shanwick) 29,740 28,420 4.6% 388,156 389,739 -0.4%
MARKET
Transatlantic Arrivals/Departures 8,872 9,225 -3.8% 120,373 123,293 -2.4%
Transatlantic Overflights 14,604 13,349 9.4% 186,988 186,718 0.1%
Other Arrivals/Departures 86,633 92,512 -6.4% 1,290,665 1,344,343 -4.0%
Other Overflights 6,607 7,119 -7.2% 97,170 106,782 -9.0%
Domestic 27,688 32,394 -14.5% 405,867 434,789 -6.7%
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