ENAIRE managed over a million flights in the first half of the year, 14.1% more than in 2022
ENAIRE, Spain's air navigation service provider, handled over a million flights (1,013,752) in the first half of the year, an increase of 14.1% versus the same period in 2022.
In the first six months of the year, international flights (563,624) increased by 11.4%, domestic flights (212,700) by 10.2%, and overflights (237,428), which do not land at or depart from a Spanish airport, by 25.2%.
In June, 5.8% more flights were managed than in 2022
All ENAIRE air traffic control centres saw increases in the number of flights managed. Notable among the cumulative figures are Seville with 230,737 flights managed, an 18.5% increase, Barcelona with 462,509, 14.6% more, and Madrid with 566,142, 13.7% more.
A comparison between the first six months of 2023 and the same period in 2019, a record year before the pandemic, shows a drop of 0.4% in Spain and of 10.5% in Europe.
Figures for June
In June, ENAIRE managed over 200,000 flights (201,476), 5.8% more than in the same month in 2022. Of those, 117,644 were international, a 5.0% increase, 38,276 were domestic (+1.6%) and 45,556 were overflights (+12.1%).
All ENAIRE control centres registered an increase in the number of flights managed in June, especially Barcelona with 102,497 flights (6.3%); Seville with 43,131 (6.3%) and Madrid with 103,388 (5.8%).
A comparison between June 2023 and the same month in 2019 is -2.0% in Spain and -7.6% in Europe.
ENAIRE drives the aviation sector
To prop up the aviation sector, ENAIRE's en route rates for 2023 remain well below the rates prior to the pandemic (2019), 11% lower in mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands and 8% lower in the Canary Islands.
Moreover, compared to the average fees of Europe's four largest air navigation service providers, ENAIRE's rates are 28% cheaper in mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands and 40% cheaper in the Canary Islands.
International leader in safety
As part of the organisation's successive strategic plans, the 2020 Flight Plan and the 2025 Flight Plan, safety and sustainability in the management of flights were prioritised, as was the quality of its services.
As a result, ENAIRE and CRIDA, its research, development and innovation subsidiary, received the 2021 CANSO Global Air Safety Award at the 2022 World ATM Congress, along with congratulations from the European Network Manager (EUROCONTROL) for the quality of its services in the first year of record traffic (2022) following the pandemic.
ENAIRE has also been the European leader in the efficiency of its Safety Management System since 2019, achieving and maintaining the highest possible result since 2020 (100%).
ENAIRE is the air navigation service provider in Spain.
As a company of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, it provides en route control services for all flights and overflights from five control centres in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Gran Canaria and Palma, as well as approach services to every airport in the country.
In addition, 46 airports receive ENAIRE's communication, navigation and surveillance services, and 21 airports, including the country's busiest, rely on its aerodrome control services.
ENAIRE is Europe's fourth largest air traffic manager and participates in the A6 Alliance, a coalition of air navigation providers responsible for over 80% of European air traffic, and which is seeking to modernise the air traffic management system. It is also a member of other international alliances promoting the Single European sky, such as SESAR Joint Undertaking, SESAR Deployment Manager, iTEC, CANSO and ICAO.
ENAIRE, as the agency appointed by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda to implement the U-space system in Spain, will be the provider of the Common Information Services (CIS), which are essential for administering U-space services to drones and Urban Air Mobility, in interaction with local air traffic control services, so that all types of aircraft can fly safely in the same airspace.
ENAIRE has received the highest score in Europe on the aviation safety key performance indicator. It has also been awarded the EFQM 500 Seal for its safe, efficient, innovative and sustainable management of air navigation services.