UK Flights Show Underlying Increase Of 2.4% In May 2011
The underlying growth in the number of UK flights was 2.4% in May 2011 compared to the same month the previous year, according to NATS monthly statistics released today. However, due to disruption caused by volcanic ash clouds in both years, the overall figure increased by 6.1% in May 2011 compared to May 2010.
All centres and markets experienced an increase in traffic this month. The growth in Oceanic Area traffic is particularly high (22%) due to the comparison with a decreased 2010 figure, when flights were being rerouted due to the position of the ash cloud in Oceanic airspace in 2010.
Traffic at airports handled by NATS increased overall by 5.1% this month.
|May-11||May-10||% gr||2011 to Date||2010 to Date||% gr|
|London Area Control||164,055||153,176||7.10%||707,227||654,471||8.10%|
|London Terminal Control||110,865||105,585||5.00%||496,199||466,954||6.30%|
|Manchester Area Control Centre||41,739||39,653||5.30%||178,104||170,374||4.50%|
|Scottish Area Control Centre||46,931||44,819||4.70%||211,692||198,186||6.80%|
|Oceanic Area Control Centre (Shanwick)||36,499||29,889||22.10%||158,401||144,103||9.90%|