ENAIRE's Palma Control Centre managed 46,804 flights in July
ENAIRE, the air navigation manager in Spain, closed out the month of July with 46,804 flights controlled by the Palma Control Centre. This is a slight decrease of 2.1% compared to the same period in 2018.
The same applies to international flights, which fell to 34,569 (-3.3%), and also to overflights (which do not take off from or land at a Spanish airport), which went from 106 in 2018 to 62 in 2019 (-41.5%).
Domestic flights, on the other hand, saw a 1.9% increase and totalled 12,173 flights.
Balearic Islands Region
From ENAIRE's Control Centre in Palma, we manage air navigation services for the five islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera) and the different islets that comprise the Balearic Islands. Only the first three have airports and air navigation aids. Its airspace covers 51,400 square kilometres.
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.
Through July, the Palma Control Centre managed 186,809 flights, an increase of 2.1%.
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).