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EUROCONTROL's European Aviation Overview provides a detailed snapshot of the latest Network trends.

It uses the latest traffic data to show how States, airports and airlines are performing, with further analysis of market segments, fuel prices, and delays.

Headlines for 12-18 Feb 2024

  • The Network recorded 24,452 average daily flights (+5% vs 2023). The average number of flights was 4% higher than in the previous week.
  • Last week, Network traffic was at 92% of 2019 levels.
  • On average, the top 10 carriers increased their capacities by 6% compared to the previous week.
  • En-route ATFM delays averaged 9,300 minutes per day (0.38 min/flight). Strong weekend traffic for popular ski destinations (France, Switzerland) and for Morocco and the Canary Islands resulted in some delays. Capacity issues at Karlsruhe ACC. Brief failure in Zurich ACC of the Flight Data Processing System (FDPS) which necessitated a short zero-rate for the Zurich FIR on Sunday 18 February.
  • Arrival and departure punctuality, at 82.9% and 77.6% respectively, were 1.7/2.5 percentage points below the 2019 levels, but much better than the equivalent week in 2023.
  • The average jet fuel price stood at 2.77 USD/gallon on 16 February 2024, a 1% increase over two weeks.
  • EUROCONTROL billed 661M€ in en-route charges in January 2024, 9% above the amount billed for 2023 flights, reflecting more service units and higher unit rates. The average distance per flight keeps increasing (+2% in January 2024 vs January 2023) as well as the average weight per flight (+3%).


The next edition of the European Aviation Overview, covering the whole of 2023, will be released early in January.

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EUROCONTROL European Aviation Overview for the period of 12 to 18 February 2024
EUROCONTROL European Aviation Overview for the period of 29 January to 4 February 2024