The potential route length offered extended during AIRAC cycle 2106:
Our monthly European route network implementation plan (ERNIP) monitoring report provides an overview of the airspace design improvements applied by States during the past AIRAC cycle and an analysis of their potential and real world effects.
Highlights for AIRAC 2102
airspace improvement measures in AIRAC 2007 coordinated with the EUROCONTROL Network Manager
Potential routes offered
flown vs equivalent 2020 AIRAC cycle
Based on our filed flight plan indicator, the actual losses calculated during AIRAC 2106 were:
flown more compared to shortest available route
more fuel used
more CO2 emitted
Potential causes having an impact on flight planning/ airline choices:
- Industrial action
- Closed areas in adjacent airspace(s)
- Regulations applied due to capacity problems in the network
Note: The data of AIRAC 2106 report are significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis. Traffic continues to progress between 40%~50% of last year’s levels, still around 50% - 60% fewer flights in the NM area compared to 2019. Therefore, the statistics/ results might not be as reliable and accurate as usual.
For more details, download our monitoring report.