September air traffic falls by 9.4 per cent
Figures released today by NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic services, show that the number of flights in UK controlled airspace in September decreased by 9.4 per cent compared to the same month last year.
This marks the third consecutive month of single digit percentage decline between 2008 and 2009 monthly figures. In August, the number of flights decreased by 8.8 per cent from August 2008. In July 2009, there was an 8.9 decline from July 2008.
Year-to-date air traffic has contracted 10 per cent compared to the same period in 2008.
All domestic centres and markets posted reductions in traffic except Liverpool, which posted a 2.3 per cent increase.
All international markets showed decline, with the exception of Turkey, which registered an increase in traffic of 10.8 per cent.
|Sep 2009||Sep 2008||% gr||2009 to Date||2008 to Date||% gr|
|London Area Control||164,556||181,452||-9.3%||1,394,019||1,552,257||-10.2%|
|London Terminal Control||112,830||122,827||-8.1%||963,622||1,064,826||-9.5%|
|Manchester Area Control Centre||45,087||51,744||-12.9%||378,619||441,464||-14.2%|
|Scottish Area Control Centre||49,063||56,718||-13.5%||427,710||491,640||-13.0%|
|Oceanic Area Control Centre (Shanwick)||33,953||37,210||-8.8%||300,578||326,867||-8.0%|