Last summer, according to the Network Operations Report for 2017 air traffic increased by 5.1% for June, July and August, compared with the year before.
All records were broken with 35,937 flights on 30 June and average traffic in July averaged 33,721 flights per day in 2017.
Still on this trend, we have already seen unprecedented growth this year - what will the summer bring? Probably even more traffic - and, with it, more delay.
Four Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and the Network Manager have joined forces to tackle this issue. They have come up with a plan to help manage this summer’s traffic better: it is called “The 4 ACCs Initiative”.