Hurricane Sandy hits transatlantic flight figures
Hurricane Sandy in the United States caused a 0.5 per cent reduction in the number of Transatlantic flights during October.
Transatlantic arrivals and departures in the UK were actually down by 2.2 per cent when compared to October 2011, with the hurricane effect being felt between the 28th and 31st of the month.
Overall the number of UK flights decreased by 1.5 per cent in October when compared to October 2011.
The domestic flights market actually grew by two per cent during the month although this was large as a result of the extra two working days this year, and an extra day of summer schedules.
The London Terminal Control handled its millionth flight of 2012 on October 17 – in 2011 the milestone was reached on October 15.
Traffic at NATS airports decreased by 0.3 per cent in the month – although there was strong growth at Farnborough (18.1 per cent) and Aberdeen (13.4 per cent).
|Oct 2012||Oct 2011||% gr||2012 to Date||2011 to Date||% gr|
|London Area Control||154,343||157,814||-2.2%||1,524,941||1,546,324||-1.4%|
|London Terminal Control||106,577||107,861||-1.2%||1,048,261||1,056,198||-0.8%|