21,400 more flights have already been operated by ENAIRE over the first quarter
435,330 flights have been flown in the first three months
ENAIRE has operated over 435,300 flights in the first quarter of this year, 21,465 more (+5.2%) than in the first three months of 2018.
All types of flights continue to increase: overflights (flights that do not depart from or arrive at a Spanish airport) increased by 6.8% (99,232); domestic flights increased by 6.2% (98,563), and international flights by 4.1% (237,535, about 55% of the total).
In cumulative terms, data shows that flights have increased at all of ENAIRE's control centres: Seville (9.0%, with 91,475 flights), Barcelona (7.2%, 175,458 flights), Palma (5.2%, 37,644), the Canary Islands (4.8%, 92,987) and Madrid (4.5%, 262,880).
ENAIRE is the company belonging to the Public Works Department that handles air navigation in Spain. It renders aerodrome control services at 21 airports, including the busiest in terms of air traffic, plus en-route and approach control, from five control centres: Barcelona, Madrid, Gran Canaria, Palma and Seville.
In 2018 ENAIRE operated 2.1 million flights to and from four continents (Europe, America, Asia and Africa), transporting 300 million passengers.
ENAIRE is the fourth most important European air traffic manager, and, in a clear commitment to the Single Sky initiative, belongs to international partnerships such as SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Joint Undertaking, SESAR Deployment Manager, A6, iTEC, CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation).