ENAIRE's Control Centre in Barcelona managed 110,407 flights in July, an increase of 1.6%
ENAIRE's Control Centre in Barcelona managed a total of 110,407 flights in July 2019, 1.6% more than in the same period last year.
The number of international flights was 81,501, 0.1% higher than in July 2018. Domestic flights went up by 3.3% (17,893).
Overflights (those not flying to or from the East of the Spanish mainland) exhibited the highest growth in July at 10.3% (1,031 more than in the previous year).
Domestic flights went up by 3.3% This increase is mainly due to the alternative routes that ENAIRE is absorbing to mitigate the effects of the shortage of air traffic management capacity in some European countries. Spain, through ENAIRE and in coordination with EUROCONTROL, is taking over the management of additional flights diverted from alternative relief routes, thus helping to reduce the impact that delays in congested areas have on the European network as a whole.
ENAIRE's Air Control Centre in Barcelona manages a 300,000-square-kilometre airspace comprising Catalonia, Valencia, and parts of the regions of Murcia and Aragon; as well as a large area of Spanish Mediterranean territorial waters. The Barcelona and Valencia terminal areas (TMA) fall within its radius.
ENAIRE network total
In July 2019, ENAIRE managed a total of 220,719 flights, 2% more than in the same month last year. In addition, the growth in domestic traffic increased by 5.4%, to 41,285 flights. Overflights went up by 6% (2,608 more than in 2018). However, international flights decreased by 0.3% from 133,739 to 133,376.
Cumulative from January to July
So far this year, ENAIRE has managed 1,238,633 flights throughout Spain, 4% more than in the same period in 2018.
The Barcelona Control Centre managed 563,086 flights from January to July 2019, 4.8% higher. The most significant growth, 9.8%, was in overflights with 5,510 more. Domestic flights grew by 4.4%, going from 101,675 to 106,129. Finally, international flights also exhibited a rise of 4.2% (15,953 more).
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).