July’s traffic shows 0.6% decrease on previous year as NATS handles millionth flight
Statistics released from NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic control provider, show that traffic in July 2010 declined 0.6% on the same month in 2009.
While there are some positive statistics, for example a 3.3% increase in transatlantic overflights, the overall picture for UK Flights is still negative.
Other highlights this month:
- NATS handled its millionth flight on 1st July, just under two weeks later than 2009 when it was on 19th June
- Farnborough Airport saw a 15.3% increase in traffic this July over the previous year, mainly due to the Farnborough Air Show which ran from 19th to 25th July
- Oceanic Area Control Centre, which manages air traffic in the Northern Atlantic, achieved a new daily record on 21st July 2010 by handling 1,432 movements.
Traffic statistics for July 2009:
|Jul 2010||Jul 2009||% gr||2010 to Date||2009 to Date||% gr|
|London Area Control||174,821||174,283||0.3%||993,053||1,057,508||-6.1%|
|London Terminal Control||116,548||118,292||-1.5%||693,065||736,193||-5.9%|
|Manchester Area Control Centre||45,310||46,483||-2.5%||259,044||287,764||-10.0%|
|Scottish Area Control Centre||52,460||53,901||-2.7%||299,853||327,125||-8.3%|
|Oceanic Area Control Centre (Shanwick)||38,242||37,884||0.9%||218,782||229,664||-4.7%|