ENAIRE managed more than a million flights in the first half of the year
ENAIRE, Spain’s air navigation service provider, handled over a million flights in the first half of the year (1,017,914), about 43,000 more than in the same period in 2018 (4.4% more). This means an average of almost 7,200 additional flights a month.
43,000 more flights compared to the same period in 2018
All types of flights continue to increase. Overflights (those that do not depart from or arrive at a Spanish airport, 221,949) rose by 6.9%; domestic (210,742) by 4.7% and international (585,223, 57% of the total) by 3.4%.
Flights also increased at all ENAIRE Control Centres: Seville (8% and 203,902 flights), Barcelona (5.6% and 452,679), Madrid (4.1% and 576,367), Palma (3.6% and 140,005) and the Canary Islands (3.5% and 177,846).
In June, ENAIRE managed 205,582 flights, 3.4% more than in the same month in 2018. All types of flights continue to increase: international (124,832) by 1.7%; domestic (38,719) by 4.4%; and overflights (42,031) by 7.7%.
June marked 69 consecutive months of uninterrupted air traffic growth, i.e. more than five and a half years of continuous increases in the number of flights.
Managed traffic rose in June at all ENAIRE Control Centres: Seville (38,688 flights), 8.4%; Madrid (106,868 flights), 4.5%; Barcelona (101,544), 3.5%; Canary Islands (27,580), 1%; and Palma (41,753), 0.2%.
ENAIRE is the company belonging to the Public Works Department that provides air navigation services 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 addition, ENAIRE provides communications, navigation and surveillance services to 45 air control towers.
In 2018 ENAIRE handled 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 navigation service provider, 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 Organization).