UK Flights Increase by 1.5% in June 2011
Figures from NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic control organisation, show that the number of flights across UK airspace increased by 1.5% in June 2011 in comparison to the same month last year.
NATS handled its millionth flight of the year on 22nd June 2011; last year the millionth flight was on 1st July 2010.
All centres and markets experienced an increase in traffic this month apart from Manchester Area Control Centre, where there was a slight decline of -0.8% on the same month the previous year. Traffic at airports handled by NATS increased by 1.4% this month, in comparison to June 2010.
|Jun 2011||Jun 2010||% gr||2011 to Date||2010 to Date||% gr|
|London Area Control||167,469||163,761||2.3%||874,696||818,232||6.9%|
|London Terminal Control||111,510||109,563||1.8%||607,709||576,517||5.4%|
|Manchester Area Control Centre||43,000||43,360||-0.8%||221,104||213,734||3.4%|
|Scottish Area Control Centre||50,146||49,207||1.9%||261,838||247,393||5.8%|
|Oceanic Area Control Centre (Shanwick)||37,333||36,437||2.5%||195,734||180,540||8.4%|