Delays to Air Transport in Europe - 2011

Delays improved markedly in 2011, in spite of a 3% increase in flights. While much of the improvement was because of poor performance in 2010 – due to the ash cloud, strikes during the summer and poor weather – by many indicators 2011 saw the best performance of the last five years for delay.

This report gives an overview of the delay situation in the European Civil Aviation Conference Area. This report has been prepared by the Central Office for Delay Analysis (CODA), a service of EUROCONTROL. It is based on the EUROCONTROL CODA database which contains delay data provided directly by airlines. The report consists of an overview of the reporting period, a summary of the main delay effects, and a series of charts and graphics, which illustrate the main characteristics of the reporting period. A glossary of terms and abbreviations used throughout the report is given in Annex 1. Airline data from the CODA database contains real recorded delays provided to CODA by airlines and is based on the difference between scheduled time of departure and actual off block time.

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Delays to Air Transport in Europe - 2011