ENAIRE's Barcelona Control Centre has managed 31,000 additional flights (a 3.5% increase) so far this year
ENAIRE's Control Centre in Barcelona has managed a total of 924,174 flights so far this year, 3.5% more than in the same period last year.
The total from January to November already exceeds 900,000 flights
Every traffic type increased from January to November: overflights (flights that do not depart from or arrive at a Spanish airport) led the upward trend with a total of 99,374 (+8.2%); there were 169,284 domestic flights (+3.5%) and 655,516 international flights (+2.8%).
Increase in November
ENAIRE's Control Centre in Barcelona managed a total of 60,813 flights in November, 3.1% more than in the same month last year.
All traffic types increased in the past month: overflights increased by 4.6% (8,137); domestic flights totalled 13,780 (+4.1%), and international nationals went up by 2.4% (38,896).
ENAIRE's Control Centre in Barcelona manages an airspace that covers 300,000 square kilometres and includes Catalonia, Valencia, part of the regions of Murcia and Aragon, as well as a large patch of Spain's Mediterranean territorial waters. The Barcelona and Valencia terminal areas (TMA) fall within its radius.
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).