Medium-term forecasts

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Up until the end of 2019, 7-year forecasts of flights and Service Units were published in Spring and refreshed in Autumn each year. For the first two years of the period covered, these forecasts included figures for each month. Details were provided for each State, or group of States and flows.

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the 7-year forecast production cycle has been slightly changed.

Traffic scenario

The monthly forecast has been replaced by a high level (ECAC) traffic scenario.

3-year forecast 2022-2024

The most recent forecast, published in June 2022, covers a shorter horizon, three years rather than seven (2022-2024).

EUROCONTROL 3-year forecast for *Europe 2022-2024
Actual and future IFR movements, % traffic compared to 2019

*Europe = ECAC 44 Member States

7-year forecast 2022-2028

For the period after 2024, reference should be made to the 7-year forecast (2022-2028) that was published in October 2022.