The amount of air traffic managed by ENAIRE tallies 6 years of uninterrupted growth
ENAIRE managed 203,394 flights in September, 0.8% more (+1,576) than in the same month in 2018.
ENAIRE has experienced non-stop traffic growth for 6 years
Domestic flights (38,354) showed an increase of 3%, as did overflights (42,340), which are those that do not take off from or land at a Spanish airport; but international flights, which are the most numerous (122,700), fell by 0.6%, with the consequent impact on total traffic, which is slowing down. Even so, traffic in Spain continues to grow above the European average (+0.5%).
The ENAIRE air traffic control centres with the largest increase were Seville, at 3.3% (38,486 flights in total), followed by Barcelona at 0.9% (99,910) and Madrid at 0.5% (105,763). In contrast, Palma went down by 2.7% (39,911) and the Canary Islands by 0.4% (28,253).
ENAIRE has experienced non-stop traffic growth for the past 72 months, i.e. 6 years.
Accumulated data from January to September
During the first 9 months of the year, ENAIRE managed 1,660,760 flights, 53,092 more (+3.3%) than the total managed from January to September 2018, an increase of 3.3% (versus the average 1.4% growth in Europe) compared to the same period in 2018.
Every control centre saw an increase in the total amount of traffic managed in the first three quarters: Seville rose by 6.7% (325,395 flights in total); Barcelona, 3.9% (773,634); Madrid, 3.2% (904,048); Canary Islands, 2.3% (266,303), and Palma, 0.8% (274,150).
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 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).